2014s, Bill C-36 shows Mackay’s true colours.
There are four professions that are almost as old as time, the oldest of which is the medicine man /woman which predates recorded time.
Next are the three beauties, Prostitutes, Lawyers and Politicians.
The first of these, the prostitute served a valuable service both back then and indeed today.
The second and third are both parasites.
Why do I start with these assertions? Well because one man, who is determined to eradicate one of these more recent, in comparison to the medicine man/woman, through bill C-36 is indeed all three himself.
He is a lawyer, how much practicing he did is a mote point, he is a politician of very dubious believability, and a prostitute in the way he sold himself and the Progressive Conservative party of Canada to Harper’s bunch of Reform/Alliance religious misfits in order to give them a household name people could vote for, and ensuring himself of a permanent cabinet position no matter how badly he performed in any ministerial capacity.
This is what I managed to finally get from a government site:
“Before entering politics, Mr. MacKay had a private law practice in New Glasgow, specializing in criminal and family law. In 1993, he accepted an appointment as Crown Attorney for the Central Region of Nova Scotia. He prosecuted cases at all levels, including youth and provincial courts as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. MacKay has served on volunteer boards including New Leaf and Tearmann House. As well, he has been active in Big Brothers-Big Sisters, the Pictou County Senior Rugby Club and the YMCA. After graduating from Acadia University, Mr. MacKay went on to study law at Dalhousie University. He was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in June 1991.”
So he was on his own for two years before he was rescued by the province of Nava Scotia to be a crown prosecutor. Impressive. Wonder how much his daddy had to do with that rescue?
From the same site:
“Peter MacKay was first elected to Parliament in 1997 and re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. In July 2013, Mr. MacKay was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Previously, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in February 2006 and Minister of National Defence in August 2007. In his first five years in the House of Commons, Mr. MacKay served as House Leader for the Progressive Conservative caucus. On May 31, 2003, he became Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. In March 2004, he was named Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and was renamed Deputy Leader following the June 2004 election.”
Lets see now, He made an agreement with David Orchard to become leader of the progressive conservative party of Canada in 2003, and within a year he had completely betrayed that agreement with Orchard and sold Harper the name “Conservative”. He was appointed deputy leader of the CPC for his perfidy, and then made a cabinet member when Harper used the name Conservative to gain his minority Government, and has been a cabinet minister of doubtful abilities ever since.
According to the The Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary under the definition of prostitute is this:
2. a person who missuses his or her talents or skills for money…uses one’s abilities etc., wrongly or in a way that is not worthy of them especially in order to earn money.
Did he misuse his talents as a liar, thief and cheat to make money as the deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada? – I would say yes.
Did he use his abilities as the above to gain a permanent cabinet position for money? I would say yes. This makes him a prostitute according to the Dictionary.
As for his political experience as a cabinet minister I quote from Wikipedia:
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Following the Conservative victory in the 2006 election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named MacKay as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; he was also tasked to be the political minister for both his home province, and for neighbouring Prince Edward Island, just as his father Elmer had done between 1988 and 1993.
During the first mandate, his biggest issue was the Lebanon–Israel–Hezbollah crisis that occurred in July 2006. The government decided to evacuate thousands of Canadians from Lebanon to safer locations and many back to Canada. MacKay responded to critics saying that the process was slow, that the boats (those which were used to evacuate) had limited capacity. MacKay’s statements in support of the Israeli during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict created a national debate in Canada, especially among Arabs and Muslim Canadians who opposed MacKay’s position. During this period MacKay and the Conservative Party of Canada joined the Bush Administration in opposing the United Nations‘ call for a ceasefire. It was also during this period that MacKay made a controversial statement in which he referred to Hezbollah as a “cancer” in Lebanon. Hezbollah is formally recognized by the government of Canada as a terrorist organization.
Minister of Defence
Peter MacKay meeting with Condoleezza Rice, April 13, 2006.
On August 14, 2007, Stephen Harper shuffled MacKay from Foreign Affairs to Defence, replacing Gordon O’Connor. On November 6, 2007, while attending a meeting at Forward Operating Base Wilson, 20 kilometres west of Kandahar City, Mackay was unharmed as two rockets struck the base at about 11 a.m. local time. Mackay described the incident: “There was an explosion. It was a loud bang”, said MacKay. “When it happened, we heard the explosion, we heard the whistle overhead, we were told to get down and we did.” The incident happened on the same day that a suicide bomber detonated an explosive in Baghlanin the northeastern part of the country killing at least 35 including several politicians. While Taliban insurgents were suspected of being behind the bombing, it was not believed to be related to the attack in Kandahar.
MacKay with US Senator John McCain and Colombian Minister of National Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno at the Halifax International Security Forum 2012
In 2008, MacKay announced a broad exhaustive and very expensive program to upgrade the Canadian military’s equipment, spending over $400 billion over 25 years. Unlike every previous spending announcement of its kind, no “white paper” or detailed breakdown of this number was available nor was any claimed to exist. This led to widespread speculation that an election was coming. Stephen Harper did in fact declare Parliament “dysfunctional” in August 2008 and called on Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean to dissolve parliament for the 2008 federal election. The opposition objected but did not offer to form another government.
In July 2010, MacKay was involved in a scandal that involved the use of a Canadian Cormorant military helicopter in order to ferry the minister from a private fishing camp in Newfoundland to Gander Airport. The cost of this to taxpayers was approximately $16,000.
On June 5, 2012, it was revealed that a widely publicized 2010 news conference announcing Conservative plans to buy 65 F-35 Stealth Fighters had cost $47,000. Documents provided to parliament by Peter Mackay indicated that Lockheed Martin had delivered the F-35 mockup used in the photo-op for free, and that the cost was primarily for services to support the news conference and one hundred invited guests.
What is not mentioned here, and I wonder why, is the destruction of Libya and the murder of Gadhafi conducted under his Ministry at the urging of the IMF and NATO, John Baird and ,presumably, Harper himself. Good job Peter ! That I admit is sarcasm.
During the election of 2011 Harper claimed that a deal had been made and the purchase made of the F-35 aircraft, and MacKay who knew very well that was a lie, said nothing. Obviously a man of great integrity.
So what do we have here?
A lawyer who was basically rescued by the province of Nova Scotia, a politician who could not wait to break his word to David Orchard, and in the following 10 years has been a prime example of what a politician should not be, and ultimately a prostitute to himself and Canada.
So Peter, I guess the question is that made by Madam Boivine during your pathetic appearance at the summer recess version of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights meeting #33…”Will you be ensuring that this (Bill C-36) will come before the House of Commons at report stage in the fall sitting of the House?” It was not clear from your answers to the repeated question that it would be and judging from your administration’s complete lack of regard for any House rules it would not surprise me if by the time the House returns in September it had already passed through your lap dog Senate and had received Royal Assent. Since your administration has absolutely no interest in improving any of its terrible proposed legislation, I suppose it would not matter anyway.
Does your father approve of your shenanigans Peter? Probably he taught you how to do them.
I know that I do not approve at all. In fact as a Canadian you are a disgrace to Canada.
What we need in Canada is MPs who actually listen to and care about the people of Canada, and we do not (with the possible exception of Ms. May and Mr. Hyer) have any of them at this time.
In 2015 we must elect some independents and small party (such as the Canadian Action Party) MPs who can offer some control over the House and perhaps restore a vestige of belief that Canadian politicians are any bloody good at all.