Monday, February 06, 2006

Harper's Cabinet

"Just mark my words. If they get elected, they are going to begin a massive review of programs and a massive set of cuts to government programs. And people are going to say, 'We didn't ask for this. Mr. Harper didn't say this is what he was going to do.'" -- Liberal candidate for Vancovuer-Kingsway David Emerson, during the 2005-2006 federal election campaign.

"Every man for himeself. The strong survive. The weak die. The rich get richer. The poor get poorer." Emerson, also during the campaign.

"I'm going to be Stephen Harper's worst enemy," he warned. "We're going to stir the pot and you better believe we are going to make a heck of a lot of noise." -- Emerson, election night.

Believe it or not, this man is now in Stephen Harper's cabinet. If I were a resident of Vancouver-Kinsway, I would be extremely pissed off right about now.

Mr. Emerson, will you fight to ensure the doomsday scenario you outlined won't ensue under Harper/

So is Stockwell Day. He's the Minister for Public Safety and National Security. Keep an eye on your civil liberties.

Gary Lunn is the Minister for Natural Resources. Stay on top of offshore oil exploration.

Also stay focussed on the Minister of Justice, Vic Toews, who apparently is a big fan of the notwithstanding clause in the Charter of Rights of Freedoms. Ergo, not a big fan of some of the rights and freedoms embodied in said document.