September 30, 2016

Liberals spent $189K to figure out what Canadians think

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator
 

Does the federal government understand your priorities? It certainly should, after spending nearly $200,000 to figure out what Canadians are thinking.

British Columbia Conservative MP Bob Zimmer asked Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to turn over information related to polling and focus groups, broken down by ministry. In the government’s 108 page response, the Privy Council Office said it spent--between November, 2015 and June, 2016—$42,667.22 on polling the “Perception of canadians (sic) on government priorities” to Elemental Data Collection Inc.

Further to that, an additional $72,240.00 was spent to Acnielson Company of Canada on focus groups for a nearly identical topic.

“To explore in more detail the concerns and the perceptions of Canadians on current events relevant to the Federal Government,” the summary said.

Beyond that, yet another $74,859.85 was given to Marketing Leger Inc to focus group “the perceptions of Canadians on current state of events, including the state of economy.”

The worst part of it is that despite pouring a combined $189,767.07 into market research in a seven month period to figure out what Canadians want, the government’s actions haven’t indicated that it was money well spent.

According to the Parliament of Canada’s own website, the Privy Council Office “is sometimes called the Prime Minister’s department because it reports directly to the Prime Minister.”

In fact, despite being touted as a non-partisan body, the office’s key role is “to support the Cabinet decision-making process,” which means that polling does serve a political end.

The same government that decries the need for a referendum on electoral reform is still on board with spending tens of thousands on asking Canadians about priorities.

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commented 2016-10-02 12:26:05 -0400
Sounds like another Adscam to me!
commented 2016-10-01 23:05:33 -0400
I’m glad they’re spending money on finding out what Canadians think, so they can create policies that will satisfy most Canadians and enrich out lives…right?
Hahahahahahah, made myself laugh there.
commented 2016-10-01 22:37:24 -0400
Well the Liberals certainly don’t respect the opinions they receive, when you vote Liberals you get the photo ops and no respect because they just owned you.

“Despite numerous photo opportunities and some well-publicized visits by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to native communities, aboriginal leaders find themselves complaining about inadequate consultation and lack of respect for native concerns.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/kelly-mcparland-canadas-first-nations-show-signs-of-buyers-remorse-over-trudeau-liberals
commented 2016-10-01 21:57:22 -0400
The fact that these completely disconnected government peices of sh!t need to spend money to figure out “what Canadians think” is just more evidence to support how completely unqualified the average politician truly is!!!

An honest politician who truly understands his electorate, doesn’t need some sort of chicken shit poll that is so easily manipulated by the media party that he/she ultimately represents!!!

Fuckin peice of shit politicians can’t make a single independent decision.
commented 2016-10-01 18:56:39 -0400
This was so good it had to be posted twice..!!

As anyone from the colonies of Canada knows that “Canada” is the narrow strip of land between Ottawa and Quebec city and nothing more..
So who gives a shit with these Laurentian elitists think..
And for those who don’t believe me just refer back to Justin Trudeau’s statement after winning the election.
“Canada’s back”

“Separation from upper and lower Canada is the only way to end the endless dictatorships that come from the east only to remind us of our colony status membership to
“Club Canada”..!!!”

GF.
commented 2016-10-01 15:27:33 -0400
Lieberals have Morphed into Progressives/Socialists and like Justin’s ole dad . . . Marxists!
Justin is just soooo dumb and we are being led by a Radical Envirofreak named Butts . . . a dangerous loon!
Long past time for the West to leave the party . . . I am tired of being the Cash Machine for the Unmotivated East. There is nothing of value east of the Manitoba border these days . . .
Harper was easily the Best PM in the last 50 years . . . he could lead the new free Canada west!
Didn’t the hapless Media and the insane Left get all bent out of shape over $16 Orange Juice a few years back ? How times have changed . . .
commented 2016-10-01 14:12:58 -0400
KELVIN GRABOWSKY you forgot a very important one, ‘how many goats do I get?’
commented 2016-10-01 14:10:09 -0400
D.H. CHAISSON said ‘Drew, tell me how I supposedly gained freedom under Harper?’
Asshole, you wouldn’t know freedom if it bit you in the ass.
For you to ask that question shows just how dumb and stupid you are……..moron.
commented 2016-10-01 13:55:04 -0400
“The government’s actions haven’t indicated that it was money well spent.” Only because the polls did not give the answers they wanted. Once the CBC tells everyone what the Liberals want them to think all the money WILL be well spent…
commented 2016-10-01 12:11:32 -0400
Sean and the other idiot troll. Wouldn’t want to hurt the retards feelings.
commented 2016-10-01 12:09:41 -0400
Sean I used to be annoyed by liberals, but now under Justin they are mutating into such blatant Marxists that hatred really is the only word to describe how I feel about the liberals.
Lets have a referendum and put your bull to the test. The west would vote ‘leave’ and it would be all over. People like you would run not walk back to the east where you clearly belong if you have such little respect for the producers of your own country. Idiots, brain diseased fools is what Justins ‘liberals’ are.
commented 2016-10-01 10:58:32 -0400
What Canadians think……..how many weeks do I have to work to get EI?………where’s my welfare cheque? ………when are you going to legalize pot?……….what kind of shampoo do you use Justin?……….will there be a mosque near by my new free house?………if not could you build one?…………what’s an alberta?………or better yet what’s a saskatchewan?……….does the Saint Lawrence smell like shit ?………..how many union members does it take to screw in a light bulb?………geez I wished they would have called me I have so many important questions to ask.
commented 2016-10-01 06:20:13 -0400
Drew, tell me how I supposedly gained freedom under Harper?
commented 2016-10-01 03:50:48 -0400
As anyone from the colonies of Canada knows that “Canada” is the narrow strip of land between Ottawa and Quebec city and nothing more..
So who gives a shit with these Laurentian elitists think..
And for those who don’t believe me just refer back to Justin Trudeau’s statement after winning the election.
“Canada’s back”

“Separation from upper and lower Canada is the only way to end the endless dictatorships that come from the east only to remind us of our colony status membership to
“Club Canada”..!!!”

GF.
commented 2016-10-01 01:59:48 -0400
Jesus Christ Penson did you really just say that? You just bragged that you and your fellow urbanites only care about selfies and legalizing weed. And you think that’s clever or sophisticated somehow? My God man!! And you don’t even know enough to be embarrassed!! You wanna know why Lefty’s and Righty’s will never agree on anything? It’s cause you have the mind a pebble. I didn’t even think a fellow human could even be that shallow. It defies science! I think we need some scientists to study you and see how you could be that shallow.
commented 2016-10-01 01:55:50 -0400
So, what you’re saying , Sean, is that the Tater Tot is popular among certain turbo-weenies?
commented 2016-10-01 01:00:59 -0400
Sean your ass is sucking wind! There isn’t a Lieberal in Alberta that dare open his mouth! The Trump Train is beginning to roll through Canada & your sorry moronic ass is going to get run over! Better start looking for a new place to be! POS!!
commented 2016-10-01 00:13:18 -0400
Yes !! Pension moron – we f**kn hate Lieberals – - because as old men we’ve been screwed over & over & over by Lieberals – so GFYS asshat!!
Go get a life before you don’t have one. POS!!!
You are one brainless asshole that needs to be rezoned!
commented 2016-09-30 23:40:04 -0400
Bill Elder, YOU hate Liberals, YOU do. Don’t blanket all of the west together as one, because it isn’t!

The Liberals are still very popular in the ridings of Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, downtown Calgary, the Greater Victoria area and Greater Vancouver. Urban westerners are not deplorable like some.

Justin understands the urban mindset. He’s a selfie king, and he’s gonna legalise weed!
commented 2016-09-30 21:18:22 -0400
I garan-frikin’-tee this poll was not done west of the lakehead – where we hate liberals like grain rats
commented 2016-09-30 20:53:29 -0400
He’ll never be ready
commented 2016-09-30 20:19:37 -0400
DICK HEAD at least Harper was here for Canada and the people of Canada .
commented 2016-09-30 19:13:27 -0400
D.H. Chaisson So is that an admission he won the election while clueless as to what the Canadian public wanted? But othing is so wrong that throwing allot of money at it can’t fix.
commented 2016-09-30 18:58:41 -0400
DH more of your BS , you gained freedom under Harper you moron.
commented 2016-09-30 18:58:12 -0400
D H TRUDEAU DOESN’T LISTEN ANY WAY.Most likely greasing Lib supporters,
commented 2016-09-30 18:33:13 -0400
Cute how the Rebel thinks it absurd that a government wants to know the wants of its citizens. No surprise as Harper normally dictated to Canadians what he wanted.
commented 2016-09-30 18:07:02 -0400
They should have contacted me. I would have told them what I think for free.
commented 2016-09-30 17:56:03 -0400
The title should read “To determine what some Canadians think!”
commented 2016-09-30 15:46:07 -0400
Since governments at all levels use polling regularly to understand their constituents, I would be willing to give them a pass on this one, even at the levels they are spending, IF they would LISTEN to what their constituents are saying in these polls.

A large majority of Canadians of every political bent want a referendum on any changes to the voting system. Not saying No to change yet, just that We the People want a voice in the decision. Not good enough for TruD’Oh’s government – the masses are not smart enough to have any say in their own future.

A large majority of Canadians of every political bent agree that Leitch’s question to her constituents about coming up with a method of screening for Canadian values is a good idea. Not good enough for TruD’Oh’s government – the masses are not smart enough to understand all the supposed benefits his brand of multiculturalism will bring to them, thus they should sit down and STFU. (A quick aside to rant on that note – If I hear JustTin TruD’oh, just one more time, start a sentence with “The fact is ..” and include in it “Diversity is our strength, (dramatic pause), – not a weakness” I will puke on the spot.)

I seem to remember, ‘round about a year ago, a political campaign that vowed vehemently and repeatedly, to draft evidence-based policy, based on broad consultation with ALL Canadians. (Did i get that quoted correctly, JustTin? I only heard you say it about a hundred and eleventeen bazillion times, but my memory ain’t what it used to be.) And a sizable minority of Canadians were duped by it and cast their votes based on these kinds of promises.

Well, Mr. TruD’Oh, “The Fact Is” – Canadians may appreciate the “broad consultations” you spout about ad nauseum, but they would also appreciate it if you would listen to their answers during these consultations.
commented 2016-09-30 14:42:52 -0400
I disagree Keith, I believe the are calculated in their rape of the country. They know there’s not a god damn thing anyone can do about it for three more years. I’m sure these are just subtle paybacks for campaign contributions.