Tuesday, November 25, 2008

R.I.P. Ray Perrault

Former one-term Burnaby MP Ray Perrault passed away at 82.

Perrault spent three decades in the Senate and at one point was B.C.'s voice at the cabinet table. His early political career put him in the role of BC Liberal Party leader.

Perrault represented Burnaby-Seymour from 1968 to 1972, defeating Tommy Douglas in the Trudeaumania election.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there another federal election looming?

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/11/27/question-period.html

11/27/2008 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't bet the rent on it.

The Liberal Party couldn't handle
another one.

The Dippers probably could.

The Conservatives still haven't
recovered from the errors made
in the last one.

You'd be better off buying the seasonal supply of Dairyland Egg Nog and enjoying it.

11/27/2008 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Canada First said...

Fighting for the $1.95 taxpayer subsidy for political parties, and it is a LOSING battle for the greedy and poverty stricken NDP and Liberals.

And the complaint that Monday's financial update failed to include a 'stimulus package' rings hollow, and runs counter to Canada's long-term international interests.

The Tories (or any Canadian government) would be wise to wait until the American bailout package is near complete before revealing 'our' hand.

Remember, the newly elected American Protectionist government - did I say something bad about Barack Obama?! - would be happy to thwart our interests, and take our resources.

I urge caution for all parties. Especially any group (say the Vancouver NDP) that takes its money from the US-based Democratic Party controlled Tides Foundation. Their credibility on this issue is much less than they imagine.

11/29/2008 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fighting for the $1.95 taxpayer subsidy for political parties, and it is a LOSING battle for the greedy and poverty stricken NDP and Liberals.

Partially true. But don't get so smug. The Tories vacuum the same money even though it is lesser amounts. I'd be in favour of no subsidies to any political party in any amount.


And the complaint that Monday's financial update failed to include a 'stimulus package' rings hollow, and runs counter to Canada's long-term international interests.

There is no stimulus package in what was presented.

The Tories (or any Canadian government) would be wise to wait until the American bailout package is near complete before revealing 'our' hand.

Not a wise move. Cdn. interests are a bit different. Would not give any money to the automakers (was there any money given to BC Forest companies? No.



Remember, the newly elected American Protectionist government - did I say something bad about Barack Obama?! - would be happy to thwart our interests, and take our resources.

Bull and shit. Bush was trying to do the same, but the fact remains that Canada does export oil, gas,
and hydro to the U.S. and earns money doing so. Nothing wrong with it as long as there's more than enough to heat and light the Cdn. log cabin here at home,


I urge caution for all parties. Especially any group (say the Vancouver NDP) that takes its money from the US-based Democratic Party controlled Tides Foundation. Their credibility on this issue is much less than they imagine.

There is no Vancouver NDP. You're probably thinking Vision Vancouver, but rules regarding financing at the civic level is set by the Local Government Act.

Go talk to John Nuraney about changing it. He needs something useful to do.

11/29/2008 6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's quite the spin.

But frankly, I can't tell if you are an American, or just a USA-loving Tory.

12/01/2008 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither.

Like you, I live in Burnaby.

12/02/2008 7:49 AM  

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