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leftcoastguy
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posted 19 April 2004 05:29 AM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Liberal MPs want PM's ‘thugs' out
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Toronto MP Dennis Mills blamed the Liberals' sagging fortunes squarely on the $100-million sponsorship scandal. He said Auditor-General Sheila Fraser exaggerated the extent of financial abuse with her “incendiary” report and that Mr. Martin and his team exacerbated the problem by initially echoing that language and appearing to pin the fiasco on former Chrétien cronies, such as Alfonso Gagliano and Jean Pelletier.

“I just think the lynch mob, Roman Coliseum-style of this investigation has been shameful,” Mr. Mills said, adding that “some of our own people have been terribly uncharitable to some members of our own family without waiting for evidence.”

He put the mishandling of the scandal down to inexperience.

“In fairness to the new team in the Prime Minister's Office, they barely knew where the washrooms were and then they had this cataclysmic moment.”



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leftcoastguy
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posted 19 April 2004 05:47 AM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Martin's senior advisers on the spot
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leftcoastguy
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posted 19 April 2004 06:22 AM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Look for a mild warming trend
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leftcoastguy
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posted 19 April 2004 06:24 AM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Martin, McGuinty letting cities down
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leftcoastguy
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posted 19 April 2004 06:29 AM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A Liberal Solomon needed
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leftcoastguy
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posted 19 April 2004 06:31 AM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Cash for cities on the way, Harcourt says
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leftcoastguy
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posted 19 April 2004 06:33 AM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Alcock reverts to form in wake of ad scandal
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Brutus
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posted 19 April 2004 07:52 AM      Profile for Brutus        Edit/Delete Post
Gee I think someone is against the Liberals!

The only thing the CON servatives have to run on is the so called Liberal ad scandal.

Amasing how hearsay can carry a political party eh? CON servatives seem to be a one trick pony!


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praenomen3
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posted 19 April 2004 08:44 AM      Profile for praenomen3        Edit/Delete Post
I think you'll find these folks a bit more earnest than the other forum, D.
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leftcoastguy
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posted 19 April 2004 06:11 PM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Martin hails summit as 'new beginning'

This should be titled:

More Martin inaction

or

Another Martin photo op


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 19 April 2004 11:07 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Someone should tell Martin that he's the Prime Minister. For ten of the last eleven years he was the Minister of Finance. If he was really serious about doing anything about the issues that he's currently making promises on, he would have done it by now.
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Big Willy
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posted 19 April 2004 11:11 PM      Profile for Big Willy        Edit/Delete Post
I am no fan of P.M. Paul Martin, but although cabinet members have some influence in the agenda most items are up to the P.M. that said I do believe that the Liberal party is old and tired and it is time for some new blood.
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posted 20 April 2004 12:25 AM      Profile for NDP Newbie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by Big Willy:
I am no fan of P.M. Paul Martin, but although cabinet members have some influence in the agenda most items are up to the P.M. that said I do believe that the Liberal party is old and tired and it is time for some new blood.

But unlike you Willy, most of us bleed orange and not red, white, and blue.


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leftcoastguy
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posted 21 April 2004 04:36 PM      Profile for leftcoastguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Liberals divided over election call, Dhaliwal says Martin doesn't have momentum
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Nobody panned the idea of a spring election more aggressively than B.C.'s Herb Dhaliwal, a former cabinet minister who is leaving federal politics after being pushed aside by organizers of Prime Minister Paul Martin.

The Liberal party isn't ready for an election and is too deeply divided at the grassroots level to head to the polls, Dhaliwal said in a stinging rebuke of the prime minister's strategists.

"When you don't have the momentum it's not the right time to go into an election," Dhaliwal said.

" I think we could have done a much better job in uniting the party. Having a party that's split and going into an election doesn't help us."



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angelica
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posted 21 April 2004 05:23 PM      Profile for angelica        Edit/Delete Post
Still waiting for Paul Martin's:

THE LIBERAL REDUX RED BOOK OF ELECTION PROMISES

Please, not another Prime Minister from Quebec!!


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Jesse Hoffman
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posted 21 April 2004 05:27 PM      Profile for Jesse Hoffman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Please, not another Prime Minister from Quebec!!

Must you keep writing this at the end of your posts? Are you saying you would like Martin more if he was from Ontario or some other part of Canada? That makes no sense to me...


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