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Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday's Vehicle - 1970 Monte Carlo

A pattern of contempt

Stephen Harper's incoherent approach to crime

Stephen Harper’s high-handed personal attack on the chief justice of Canada is part of a pattern of contempt for legal institutions and the law itself.

By: Edward L. Greenspan Anthony N. Doob Published on Sat Jun 28 2014
Stephen Harper’s high-handed personal attack on the chief justice of Canada is part of a pattern of contempt for legal institutions and the law itself. Harper’s so-called “defeats” at the Supreme Court of Canada illustrate his disrespect for principles of fairness and his complete lack of interest in attempting to create coherent, sensible laws.
In one recent case, the Supreme Court decided that fair credit toward an offender’s sentence was appropriate for those in pretrial detention. In another, it decided that Parliament cannot change, for those already serving their sentences, the minimum time to be spent in penitentiary before applying for release. Such unanimous decisions should surprise no one.
Harper’s approach to criminal law reform is best described as a confused mess. In one of his early bills, he raised the mandatory minimum sentence for carrying out violent crimes like robbery with a handgun from four years to five years (though for inexplicable reasons, the four-year mandatory minimum for robberies with shotguns or high-powered rifles was left unchanged). Does he really think that there are people who would be deterred by a five-year mandatory minimum sentence, but would not be deterred by four years? Is using a shotgun in a robbery really less serious than using a handgun?


What are they trying to hide from the public about a public park???

New Parks Canada media policy spurs controversy

Policy requires information requests to go through national office

A new Parks Canada policy regulating what information can be released to the media is facing backlash.

The policy forbids employees from speaking to the media without approval and requires all requests for information to go through a national office. While many aren't happy with the move, they say they aren't surprised the Harper government is tightening its control of Parks Canada communications.

"This is just how this government operates, increasingly," said Chris Turner, author of The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada. "They do not trust their own sort of rank and file to do their duties and to speak frankly but honestly about what they know."

Parks Canada refused to confirm any details of the policy change, except to say in an email that it adopted a "standardized media protocol to ensure consistency in the delivery of messages across the country."

However, there are reports the policy change includes requiring reporters to submit question lists in advance and implementing a 20-day period during which the central office will review and approve park information bulletins.


Thanks Norman

At the pub

I was in the pub the other night and overheard three very hefty women talking at the bar.
Their accent appeared to be Scottish, so I approached and asked, "Hello, are you three lassies from Scotland ?"
One of them angrily screeched, "It's Wales, Wales you bloody idiot!"
So I apologized and replied, "I am so sorry. Are you three whales from Scotland ?"
And that's the last thing I remember
Thanks Richard

What to Do Once You've Finished All the Beer

These guys really do a good job of this…

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday's Vehicle - 1910 Schacht Model K

The ugly truth

Good read


The CBC’s a service, not a business

Wade Rowland is the author of Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit and Public Interest. He teaches in York University’s communication studies department.

The CBC’s strategic plan to shift priorities from broadcast to digital services and outsource virtually all but news and current affairs programming is, on the whole, a sensible strategy – from a purely business perspective. It saves money by reducing production and distribution costs. Shedding more jobs will further enhance the bottom line between now and 2020; as many as 1,500 positions will be eliminated in the plan announced Wednesday.

The thing is, however, that the public broadcaster is not a business in any conventional sense. It exists not to make money or to satisfy financial goals, but to fill a public need – one that is not being served by private media outlets. The CBC is a public good, like the school system, like medicare, like our universities and colleges, our public museums and galleries.

The Hard Truth

This is My Spot

Thanks Pat



A blonde man is in the bathroom and his wife shouts: "Did you find the shampoo?"
He answers, "Yes, but I'm not sure what to do... it's for dry hair, and I've just wet mine."
A blonde man goes to the vet with his goldfish.  "I think it's got epilepsy," he tells the vet.
The vet takes a look and says, "It seems calm enough to me."
The blonde man says, "Wait, I haven't taken it out of the bowl yet."
A blonde man spies a letter lying on his doormat.  It says on the envelope "DO NOT BEND ".
He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up.
A blonde man shouts frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"
"Is this her first child?" asks the Doctor.
"No!" he shouts, "this is her husband!"
A blonde man was driving home, drunk as a skunk. Suddenly he has to swerve to avoid a tree, then another, then another.
A cop car pulls him over, so he tells the cop about all the trees in the road.
The cop says, "That's your air freshener swinging about!"
A blonde man's dog goes missing and he is frantic. His wife says "Why don't you put an ad in the paper?"
He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing.
"What did you put in the paper?" his wife asks.
"Here boy!" he replies.
A blonde man is in jail. The guard looks in his cell and sees him hanging by his feet.
"Just WHAT are you doing?" he asks.
"Hanging myself," the blonde replies.
"The rope should be around your neck" says the guard.
"I tried that," he replies, "but then I couldn't breathe."
(This one actually makes sense.)
An Italian tourist asks a blonde man: "Why do scuba divers always fall backwards off their boats?"
To which the blonde man replies: "If they fell forward, they'd still be in the boat."
A friend told the blonde man: "Christmas is on a Friday this year."
The blonde man then said, "Let's hope it's not the 13th."
Two blonde men find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station.
One asked: "What if one explodes before we get there?"
The other says: "We'll lie and say we only found two."
A woman phoned her blonde neighbour man and said: "Close your curtains the next time you & your wife are having sex.
The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday."
To which the blonde man replied: "Well the joke's on all of you because I wasn't even at home."
Thanks Sylvia

Pilot lands fighter jet on a STOOL after front landing gear fails

Church Gossip

 Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business.
\Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.
She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon.
She emphatically told George (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.
George, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away.
He didn't explain, defend, or deny.
He said nothing.
Later that evening, George quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house... walked home... and left it there all night.
You gotta love George.

Thanks Randy..... here is a joke waiting for a punch line.... our organist ran off with a fellow in the choir and my cousins neighbor ran off with the minister.... same year, same church.... must be a Christian thing

World War Eleven


Theodore " Dutch " J. Van Kirk was the navigator on the  "Enola Gay" when it dropped the bomb at Hiroshima , Japan , and is the last surviving member of the crew.
This really happened.
Recently Dutch was asked to speak at a grammar school.
The young teacher introduced him by saying the speaker was a veteran of  World War Eleven (as in WWII).
Dutch stood up and walked out of the school without saying a word.
End of story..
Thanks Win

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday's Vehicle - 1960 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster

My Canada - My Vision

I was born near the end of World War II and while too young to really understand the great Wars and the Korean War I remember the warriors and the hero's who fought, and died for my freedom and Europe's.

Canada was still in its infancy then and I had the privilege of growing up in an era of compassion for those less fortunate than we. Canada became a refuge for the oppressed and a safe haven for those opposed to war. As a country we were instrumental in brokering peace and stability around the World.

I saw the implementation of the much needed Canada Pension Plan and witnessed its true benefit through my grandmother and grandfather. It was a well thought out program that was extended to working men and women who devoted their lives to their children, their work and to their country.

In the sixties I benefited from the newly implemented Health care system, my parents had no financial resources to pay for a hospital stay and when I was diagnosed with severe blood poisoning and required surgery I received the same care as the wealthy of the time would have.

"Long, long ago in a time before Harper in a country known as Canada there was compassion and understanding where the warriors and citizens were treated with dignity and respect and they were a happy time where the people prospered and rejoiced and the World envied this country called Canada ... alas this dream country has been ruled by the evil one .... but there is hope and in 2015 the people shall rise up and take back "Our Canada"

Neither the CPP or Health care were without controversy, both had their opponents but if the truth were told they both have extended the life expectancy of Canadians.

Unity and balance of services across Canada is of the utmost importance and it is incumbent upon the Federal government to provide that balance so that all Canadians, regardless of their status in life, can benefit equally.

I would like to see a return to the days of compassion when Canada opened its door to immigrants without making them indentured slaves to corporations such as is happening with the Temporary Foreign Workers program or where the newly landed immigrants are refused medical assistance by the Federal government.

For a country to introduce and run programs they must have money, that money comes in the form of taxation, without taxation only the corporations and the wealthy will prosper.

Great read

Peterborough blogger Timothy Wilson is providing daily coverage of Del Mastro's trial, and his reporting is far more detailed than anything else out there.

Was Frank Hall Dean Del Mastro’s patsy?

A pattern is emerging in the Dean Del Mastro trial.

Dumb and Dumber

Raw Beauty

Thanks Norman


Thanks Win


A young guy from North Dakota moves to Florida and goes to a big "everything under one roof" department store looking for a job.
The Manager says, "Do you have ...any sales experience?" The kid says "Yeah. I was a vacuum salesman back in North Dakota."
Well, the boss was unsure, but he liked the kid and figured he'd give him a shot, so he gave him the job.
"You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did."
His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down to the sales floor.
"How many customers bought something from you today?" The kid frowns and looks at the floor and mutters, "One". The boss says "Just one?!!? Our sales people average sales to 20 to 30 customers a day.
That will have to change, and soon, if you'd like to continue your employment here. We have very strict standards for our sales force here in Florida. One sale a day might have been acceptable in North Dakota, but you're not on the farm anymore, son."
The kid took his beating, but continued to look at his shoes, so the boss felt kinda bad for chewing him out on his first day. He asked (semi-sarcastically), "So, how much was your one sale for?"
The kid looks up at his boss and says "$101,237.65".
The boss, astonished, says $101,237.65?!? What the heck did you sell?"
The kid says, "Well, first, I sold him some new fish hooks. Then I sold him a new fishing rod to go with his new hooks. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Expedition."
The boss said "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and a TRUCK!?"
The kid said "No, the guy came in here to buy tampons for his wife, and I said, 'Dude, your weekend's shot, you should go fishing
Thanks Richard

The Baby Squirrel.

Your  “awww” moment!

A soldier found an unconscious squirrel in the forest and took it to his headquarters. Three months later the soldier was discharged, and started working as a taxi driver. Since then, wherever he goes, the squirrel is at his side.

 Thanks Pat

Friday, June 27, 2014


Friday's Vehicle - 1959 Pontiac Bonneville Safari SW

A worrisome change to line 9

Enbridge Line 9: W5 uncovers unreported spills, alarming communities along 830-km pipe

An aging Enbridge pipeline that runs across Ontario has had at least 35 spills — far more than reported to federal regulators — but many municipalities along its route have never been informed of the incidents, a CTV W5 investigation reveals.
The National Energy Board, which regulates pipelines in Canada, has records of seven spills, while Enbridge told the investigative program there had been 13.
But W5’s analysis of information from the energy board, the company and Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment showed 35 spills associated with the 830-kilometre Line 9. (The Quebec government refused to provide W5 with any information).
The company is seeking federal approval to increase and reverse flow on the 38-year-old pipeline and use it to transport, in part, diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands.
“It’s quite alarming,” said Brian McHattie, a city councillor in Hamilton, where seven leaks over the years have released nearly 3,000 litres of crude oil at company facilities northwest of the city. “This is new information for me.”


Big hearted immigration

Feds bar worker's widow from funeral

MP calls way family treated 'disgusting'

Dave Battagello, The Windsor Star

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Nikolovska was officially given word on Monday morning - the same day of her husband's funeral - by the Canadian embassy in Vienna she would not be able to come to Canada.

Alexis Pavlich, press secretary for Alexander, redirected The Star's inquiries Tuesday on what happened between Comartin and the minister's office or reasons for the visa denial.

"We are sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Serra and offer condolences to his family," said Sonia Lesage, media relations adviser for Citizenship and Immigration Canada's western region.

You can be rich too, you just gotta believe really hard.

The dismantling of CBC is a tragedy:


Dear don,
Something remarkable, but sadly expected, took place today.

 During a stormy meeting with CBC’s employees who pressed him to take on the Harper government about its neglect of public broadcasting, Hubert Lacroix, CBC’s President – appointed by Harper seven years ago – blurted out that the government is CBC’s ‘shareholder’.

Of course, that is false. CBC belongs to all of us - all 35,427,524 Canadians. That’s what distinguishes a ‘public’ broadcaster from a ‘state’ broadcaster in democratic countries.

We have known for some time that Lacroix is Harper’s man at the CBC and that he, along with three-quarters of CBC’s Harper-appointed Board of Directors have been financial supporters of the Conservative Party.

But now Lacroix has come right out and said it. He works for the government!

 I was very proud of CBC staffers who challenged Lacroix with vigour today – and demanded his resignation, a call FRIENDS has echoed.

Lacroix also announced at today’s meeting that CBC was moving it emphasis from broadcast radio and television to digital delivery, on tablets, computers and iPhones over the next five years.

The growing numbers of mature Canadians who depend on over-the-air radio and television for information about their community, their country and their world – a service for which they have pre-paid through their taxes for decades – face discrimination at the hands of Harper’s man at the CBC, not unlike when he butchered Radio 2.

All this comes back to Stephen Harper. His Party’s 2011 election promise to maintain or increase CBC funding was not worth the paper it was written on. He has hacked almost $250 million out of CBC since 2012, causing a shortfall that led to today’s shocking announcement by a man whom Harper appointed to lead CBC without any prior experience or expertise in broadcasting management, programming or scheduling.

The creative people who actually make programs at the CBC have one huge asset – the loyalty and affection of the vast majority of Canadians!

I will get back to you shortly with news of our plans to respond to today’s travesty. But in the meantime, I want to make sure you hear about what happened on a timely basis.

 Some good may come out of all this. The cat is out of the bag. Harper and his man at the CBC are responsible for all the cuts and layoffs.

Our job will be to hold Harper accountable for what he has done at the next election!
Yours sincerely,

Ian Morrison
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting

The Divorce

A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce and asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?"
She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by."
"No," he said, "I mean what is the foundation of this case?"
"It is made of concrete, brick, and mortar," she responded.
"I mean," he continued, "what are your relations like?"
"I have an aunt and uncle living here in town, as well as my husband's parents."
The judge took a deep breath and asked, "Do you have a real grudge?"
"No," she replied, "we have a two-car carport and have never really needed one."
"Please," he tried again, "is there any infidelity in your marriage?"
"No, both my son and daughter have high fidelity stereo sets. We don't necessarily like the music, but we can't seem to do anything about it."
"Ma'am, does your husband ever beat you up?"
"Yes" she responded, "about twice a week he gets up earlier than I do."
Finally, in frustration, the judge asked, "Lady, why do you want a divorce?"
"Oh, I don't want a divorce," she replied. "I've never wanted a divorce.
My husband does. He said he can't communicate with me."
Thanks Kerry

My wife Melanie and I rode this in 1978.It was fun

1978: Here's a rare photo of Colossus!

*This is it, the granddaddy of all roller coasters, the legendary classic ride, Colossus. This gargantuan creature is one of the world’s most enormous wooden roller coasters, taking up over ten acres of land, with more than 4,325 feet of track.

Generations before you have cherished the long haul up this first hill and the great adventure waiting on the other side. Now it’s your turn. Brace yourself to a...ttack the timeless series of six drops and 14 hills, shooting down the track at over 60 miles per hour. Not one, but two of those drops are well over a hundred feet tall!

Your train will take a 180 degree turn at top speed like it’s nothing. But you better hold on tight, as you’re shot up and down over a series of dips and hills hoisting you to the top of the sky.

You’re in for nonstop relentless fun, soaring over an immortal wooden structure whose profile is a classic landmark in the history of amusement parks. No serious rider’s resume is complete without mastering Colossus.

*as described on SFMM website.

I remember Colossus just as you see it here! It was big, fast, very white... and it was pretty scary when I first saw and rode it at 12 years old! I'm thankful I got to share this classic ride with my kids today!

Thanks Kerry.... fond memories of a great love

1950s / Send in the Clowns

For us older, more mature folks, this will make you smile and maybe bring a tear; for the younger set, you have no idea what you missed by not knowing "clowns." Frank Sinatra sings, but wait for the clowns. Orson Wells makes a contribution at the end, also. 
Thanks Win

Hotel Scam (This is one I would have fallen for!)

Creativity wow    This is one of the best scams I’ve heard about. > You arrive at your hotel and check in  at the front desk. Typically when > checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges > to your room).   > You go to your room and settle in.   All is good. >    > The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room > 620 - which happens to be  your room.   > The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other > end says the following: 'This is the front desk. When checking  in, we > came across a problem with your charge card information. Please re-read > me your credit card  numbers and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the > reverse side of  your charge card.'   > Not thinking anything wrong, since the  call seems to come from the > front desk you oblige. But actually, it  is a scam by> someone calling from outside the hotel. They have asked for a random room> number, then ask you for your credit card and  address information. > They sound so professional, that you think you are talking to the front > desk.   > If you ever encounter this scenario on your travels, tell the caller > that you will be down to the front desk to clear up any problems. Then, > go to the front desk or call directly and ask if there was a problem. > If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone> tried to scam you of your credit card information, acting like a front desk > employee.   > This was sent by someone who has been> duped........and is still cleaning > up> the mess.   > P.S.    Please, consider> spreading the word by forwarding this e-mail > (as a "bcc"!). Who knows, you> might just help someone avoid a nasty > experience.   > ANYONE travelling should be aware of> this one!

Thanks Shirley

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday's Vehicle - 1962 Oldsmobile

Same program, different mess, more lies from Jason Kenney

How Canada lets employers avoid temporary foreign worker reforms: Walkom

Ottawa is still letting companies bring in temporary foreign workers. It just calls them something else.

By: National Affairs, Published on Tue Jun 24 2014
On Friday, Employment Minister Jason Kenney made headlines with his promise to overhaul Canada’s temporary foreign workers program.\
The Conservative minister said his reforms were designed to ensure that employers didn’t hire foreigners at the expense of Canadians.
But as a Vancouver federal court case illustrates, Ottawa is still freely allowing companies to bring in temporary foreign workers.
It’s just using a different scheme.
This one is called the Intra-Company Transfer program (ICT). Foreign workers imported under it do not have to satisfy any of the conditions Kenney imposed Friday.
Employers who want to bring in ICT workers don’t need to first obtain so-called labour market opinions from the government. That means they don’t need to prove a dearth of qualified Canadians.
Nor are they required to pay a hefty $1,000 fee per foreign worker.
Nor is their ability to hire foreigners linked to the local unemployment rate.

Stephen Harper: Failing Canadians

Stephen Harper’s hands-off stance could signal end to national health-care system: Romanow

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper must join Canada’s premiers at the negotiating table to discuss medicare reforms or the country’s public health-care system will grow weaker, medical privatization will spread and national unity will be imperilled, says Roy Romanow.

The former Saskatchewan premier, who led a royal commission on health care a decade ago, made the comments in an exclusive interview with Postmedia News.


Back dooring Canadians

Executive at centre of patronage storm joins public service

A senior executive whose appointment to a now-defunct federal Crown Corporation was under scrutiny because of apparent patronage is now a full-time public servant.

And in his new department, Robert MacLean, who has close Conservative ties and worked for Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, is protected from further investigation.

Atlantic Liberal MPs tried to block him and another ECBC official, Allan Murphy, who had worked for federal Nova Scotia cabinet minister Peter MacKay, from becoming public servants, arguing their appointments were tainted. The Liberals were not successful.

All ECBC employees, including Mr. MacLean, slipped seamlessly into the public service last week when the Crown Corporation was subsumed by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Mr. MacLean is now working for Public Works and Government Services Canada, which took some ECBC employees.

Mr. Murphy left ECBC just prior to its dissolution last week, according to an ACOA official.
ECBC had been under fire after the Liberal MPs complained about its hiring practices, accusing CEO John Lynn of appointing four well-connected Conservatives to positions without subjecting them to a competitive hiring process.

The complaints led to a year-long investigation by federal Integrity Commissioner Mario Dion. In his report, released last month, he found that Mr. Lynn’s actions were “not only unfair, but also improper, and they do not stand up to the test of public scrutiny.”


Stephen Harper: Using your tax dollars to justify cheating your grandfathers, fathers and sons out of their well deserved benefits.

Who cares about the truth when you’ve got a hefty ad budget?

Stephen Harper has made an amendment to the old saying that bullshit baffles brains: marketing trumps all.

Care to play Snakes and Leaders Stevie-style? Easy-peazy. You screw the veterans and then divert attention by surrounding sporting events with commercials saying what a swell job you’re doing for them. The veterans will know you are a fat-faced liar, but that doesn’t matter. They are old and expendable — a disappearing demographic of no political importance. There’s no political upside to them.

You are interested in aiming your message at those millions of non-veterans watching the game, the ones who will be more impressed by all the monuments you are building to past wars, while simultaneously ignoring sick and dying veterans of more recent ones.

Seniors, keep on smiling...

Thanks Randy

British Empire

In the great days of the British Empire, a new commanding officer was sent to a jungle outpost to relieve the retiring colonel. After welcoming his replacement and showing the usual courtesies (gin and tonic, cucumber sandwiches etc) that protocol decrees, the retiring colonel said, "You must meet my Adjutant, Captain Smithers, he's my right-hand man, he's really the strength of this office. His talent is simply boundless."

Smithers was summoned and introduced to the new CO, who was surprised to meet a toothless, hairless, scabbed and pockmarked specimen of humanity, a particularly unattractive man less than three feet tall. "Smithers, old man, tell your new CO about yourself."

"Well, sir, I graduated with honours from Sandhurst, joined the regiment and won the Military Cross and Bar after three expeditions behind enemy lines. I've represented Great Britain in equestrian events, and won a Silver Medal in the middleweight division of the Olympics. I have researched the history of....."

Here the colonel interrupted, "Yes, yes, never mind that Smithers, he can find all that in your file. Tell him about the day you told the witch doctor to f @# k off."

Thanks Win

Volkswagen - Eyes on the road

A Movie Theatre Got Its Audience To Use Their Phones So It Could Teach Them A Lesson !
What a brilliant way to communicate how risky it is to use mobile phones while driving! More than 1.5 million views in 3 days! Win


England in Brazil

The last England game in Brazil is to be shown on the Gay Adult TV Channelas the screening of eleven arse holes being hammered for 90 minutes isconsidered too explicit for BBC and ITV

Thanks Heidi


The Hunan Province is where fireworks were invented, and the show has never been equalled elsewhere!
The Chinese are not only the inventors of the fireworks they are still the masters.
Thanks Kerry

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday's Vehicle - 1968 VW Karmann Ghia

Harper and Flaherty lied to Canadians and the World .... To some it is old news but to the uninformed it is enlightening

Banks got $114B from governments during recession

Canada's biggest banks accepted tens of billions in government funds during the recession, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Canada's banking system is often lauded for being one of the world's safest. But an analysis by CCPA senior economist David Macdonald concluded that Canada's major lenders were in a far worse position during the downturn than previously believed.

Macdonald examined data provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the big banks themselves for his report published Monday.

It says support for Canadian banks from various agencies reached $114 billion at its peak. That works out to $3,400 for every man, woman and child in Canada, and also to seven per cent of Canada's gross domestic product in 2009.

The figure is also 10 times the amount Canadian taxpayers spent on the auto industry in 2009.

Time and again I have posted this truth about the Reform-a-Con lies telling Canadians and the World that Canada's banks were the best in the World and did not require a bailout.

BULLSHIT...... the Reform-a-Con have turned CMHC into Canada's Fanny May/Fanny Mac and if it were not for your tax dollars being misspent and redirected CMHC would go tits up.

Stephen harper can bullshit a Reform-a-Con because they don't want to know the facts