Friday, May 20, 2005

Bitch Slap

Speaking like a Liberal, while disguised as a Conservative, a message from Belinda Stronach delivered today to the mail boxes of her constituents:

Dear Friends and Neighbours:

Like many of you, I am deeply disappointed by the revelations coming out of the Gomery inquiry into government corruption and the abuse of taxpayer dollars. The people of Canada deserve better. Fortunately, we have a strong Opposition in the House that is ready to govern this country and is willing to clean up the corruption and manage the finances of the nation more responsibly.

I have also recently spoken out in the media and in the House of Commons on the issue of how much money the federal government transfers to the province of Ontario, the economic engine of Canada.

Ontario taxpayers give Ottawa a lot of money but do not get back their fair share in the form of government services. That's not good for Ontario, and its not good for Canada.

The recently announced agreement between Ottawa and Ontario is too little and too late. The fact is, continued underfunding by this Liberal government is compromising the quality of health care and other services available to residents. While our province generates more than 40% of this country's wealth, we rank ninth out of 10 provinces in federal funding for health care. Residents in our riding have been waiting for nearly a year now for an announcement regarding funding for a badly needed cancer care facility at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

The people of Newmarket-Aurora and Ontario are proud of the role they play in helping to build a strong Canada. All we ask for is fair treatment from the federal government.

As your Member of Parliament, I welcome your views on this and other issues that are important to you. Please feel free to drop by the constituency office or call us at (905) 836-7722 if we may assist in any way.

And thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you in Ottawa.
I guess this fool forgot about this letter when she crossed the floor. Obviously brains are not a prerequisite for becoming a politician.

HT: Nealenews


Daniel said...

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MapMaster said...

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