My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, November 25, 2005

Liberals are now up to $16.5 billion....and counting.

The Canadian Taxpayer Federation is keeping track of Liberal spending promises.
The start gun for a federal election will go off sometime next week. The Conservative Opposition gave notice Wednesday that it will bring forward a non-confidence motion. This will trigger a mid-winter campaign if approved by a majority in the House of Commons, which is expected.

The governing Liberals are using every trick to improve their electoral fortunes. Their preferred tool? The government’s spending powers. Over the last three weeks, Prime Minster Paul Martin, cabinet ministers and Liberal backbench MPs have made pre-campaign spending commitments totaling $16.5-billion. This is equivalent to $785-million per day.

Tax money is being brazenly used as the Liberal Party’s own private political slush fund. Before Mr. Martin visits the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament next Monday or Tuesday, the spending total will surpass $20-billion.
Will it work? There does seem to be far more skepticism than ever before.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conservatives support the spending so far. Or at least they have been to cowardly to say which programs they would cancel.

Harper has no plan and no clue.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Road Hammer said...

That's right, Anonymous. Look at how silent they were on this week's "no white males need apply" nonsense at Public Works. Where is the real Conservative party?

4:49 PM  

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