Guess what today is!! (or was for you in the east) ....
I just keep finding more and more crap on these guys with special attention to my favourite MP - Mr. John Duncan who is in the thick of things as the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development!
At this ATPN link you will find some of his latest performances (dance puppet dance). ATPN.ca-minister-john-duncan. A couple of these announcements were made on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. I believe that these monies come out of the Western Economic Diversification Fund that was set up and funded many years ago and thereby, has already been accounted for and the larger fund earns interest each year in order to fund more projects. He wants to make you believe that they pulled out the cheque-book and provided new money for these projects.
The truth is that organizations, community groups, etc. apply for these funds from a pool of allocated money each year. They go through an application and approval process that measures all types of means, and usually requires 1/3-1/3-1/3 funding. This means that 33.33% usually comes from the community's coffers, 33.33% comes from the provincial tax payers, and 33.33% + the penny comes from federal tax payers.
You will see his generic statement made in the various locations at the different announcements:
“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities,” said the Honourable John Duncan. “By improving facilities such as this, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for Canadians.”
In case you missed it:
Originally posted on November 1, 2012
OK - So I looked up this guy whose smiley face has been in my local paper.... Well, well, well, very interesting when you go to his web site that is on the business card sized ad in the paper; johnduncanmp.com, it does NOT obviously display his party affiliation; what's wrong John Duncan, not proud of being a CONSERVATIVE at this point?.
On closer inspection, he must be a Conservative Party member. How a Conservative won a seat on Vancouver Island is beyond me; must have been due to vote splitting with NDP/Liberals/Green. I deduce that he is a Conservative by this statement on his web page:
"In 2008, John became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs and Northern Development. In August 2010, he was appointed Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. After winning the 2011 election he continued his appointment as Minister but under the new title of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development."
Follow me here... he is currently the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development !!! Wouldn't that be the most closely related Minister to what we are dealing with here on Vancouver Island and in all of BC and especially in the North in terms of oil sands and pipelines and the effect on First Nations??? And somehow he is ignoring the out-speaking of First Nations peoples. Oh but they got a new Cancer Hospital built in the North for them (Prince George); that outta fix that eh? Go figure, I guess we should be expecting a growth of cancer rates of peoples in the North that are drinking the water and breathing the air downstream/downwind of the tar sands.
This is beyond reason. I have not heard a peep from this guy on my news, yet he is my MP, and should be directly involved in what Harper is putting through legislatively right now. I might have been able to cut him some slack if he was an NDP, Liberal, or Green Party member MP. But his action and non-communication to his constituents (kowtowing Harper's line) is unacceptable. Any robo-calls, over-budget campaign $, or polling station shenanigans with this guy???
I am calling you out Mr. (Hon.?; sorry I can't call you honourable) John Duncan. Please explain to us Canadians what the hell you CONSERVATIVES are up to. Actually, too late, I don't care what your damage control (BS spin) explanation is at this point because it is obvious to me that you have either:
a) Dropped the ball by being incompetent or,
b) You are corrupt and have been paid off or,
c) You kowtow (get used to the Chinese expressions) to Harper or,
d) All of the Above.
TAKE YOUR PICK - I am going with d) All of the Above.
How much did you get paid off? You definitely do not have the interests of your constituents at heart or even in your mind. Did you not see the protest in Victoria (however misplaced that it was)? That same and bigger protest will be coming to your home and Ottawa.
You, Mr. John Duncan are some special type of coward. I dare you to come back to your riding and hold a rally. Why are rallies only held during election time and then you go off and perform work that you are not mandated to do. You must have been misleading (directly or by ommission) your constituents over a year ago, because there is no way in hell that you would have been elected on this type of platform that has emerged from your leader. As a CABINET MINISTER, you CANNOT convince me that you DID NOT know what Harper's agenda was or the direction it was heading at election time in 2011.
As far as I'm concerned, the entire Conservative Party lied to and misled all constituents across the country, along with some party members having participated in questionable and fraudulent election practices. What more does it take for us Canadians to recall you and your cohorts and demand a new election or at least a referendum on these foreign ownership and treaty issues.
Signed One of Your (involuntary) Constituents.
Oh and I just keep finding more and more good stuff; taken from:
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Canada (AANDC) Minister John Duncan defended the bill before the committee on Oct. 15.
He said Bill C-27 will help build stronger, more self-sufficient First Nation communities, as it will allow community residents to view how band council funds are spent by their elected officials.
“Democracy depends on citizens being able to call their elected leaders to account to ensure they represent the community’s best interests,” Duncan said. “This would ensure that First Nations community members have the necessary information to make informed decisions about their governments.”
Some First Nation leaders have spoken out against the bill, calling it “paternalistic.”...Again - worth repeating YOUR WORDS:
“Democracy depends on citizens being able to call their elected leaders to account to ensure they represent the community’s best interests,”...Bill C-27 is about making public the salaries of First Nations Officials, but Mr. Duncan's words must have meaning and should apply to himself and ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS. I am calling on you, Mr. Duncan, to ACCOUNT for your actions or lack thereof, whichever the case may be.