December 14, 2016

Liberals' electoral reform roadshow failed to “dialogue” on THESE key questions

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator
 

It’s been more than six weeks since Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef’s electoral reform roadshow wrapped up, and her ministry still doesn’t know how much it cost.

NDP MP Nathan Cullen asked the minister, via an order paper question in the House of Commons, how much the “electoral reform community dialogue tour”—as it’s officially known—cost, how many people attended, and how many people in attendance favoured proportional representation or a referendum.

The minister’s response, submitted by her parliamentary secretary, Mark Holland, claims that the costs “are not available at this time as all claims have not yet been finalized.” Not even an approved budget from before the tour was submitted, to give a ballpark of the bottom line total.

The response said that 1,500 people attended the events, which kicked off August 29 in Iqaluit and wrapped up two months later in Calgary.

But there were more non-answers to what is arguably the most significant part of Cullen’s question—how many people at these events favoured different possibilities.

“Participants at events were not asked to indicate which voting system they preferred,” the document said, later adding, “participants at events were not asked for their position on an electoral reform referendum.”

Monsef previously told Canadians that this national tour was an opportunity for the government to share its process, and for Canadians to weigh in with their own thoughts.

Now, it appears Canadians weren’t asked what they thought at all about two of the key questions connected to the electoral reform discussion.

That, or the government didn’t like the answers, which seems more likely given blowback to the MyDemocracy.ca push poll.

If Monsef wants Canadians to believe that she is genuinely interested in a dialogue, she’ll have to try a bit harder.

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commented 2016-12-16 08:57:53 -0500
Smoke and mirrors for the Liebranos to implement their dictatorship! This was the purpose of the so called “consultation” with Canadians.
commented 2016-12-15 14:00:40 -0500
Another liberal dog and pony money wasting show.They are always trying to fix something that does not need to be fixed.Try working on OUR country and economy.
commented 2016-12-15 13:31:00 -0500
Doesn’t that just make your skin crawl to imagine where she might go if she is allowed to stay on in ‘service’ to our country as a member of Parliament or maybe even leader!!!?
commented 2016-12-15 04:34:09 -0500
Isn’t it nice that we are paying for her wonderful tour of Canada, and her imparting her wisdom to we peasants.

But there is a bigger question at hand. Why is this woman, who technically and legally should be deported because of lies on her application to come to Canada, is still in Parliament and being paid by Canadian taxpayers.

Well, under Baby Doc we can’t expect to not finance people who should NOT be here. After all, its only taxpayer money.
commented 2016-12-15 01:43:51 -0500
So i guess Donald Trumps son can run for PM.
commented 2016-12-14 23:43:42 -0500
Bill,

The seeds of our destruction were sown long before the Spicer Commission sat, and before the attempt to ram the Charlottetown Accord down our throats.

The first tentative sip of the Liberal poison chalice was the “repatriation” of our constitution by King Pierre the First, which removed any Westminster Common Law restraints on his social engineering agenda. Then we blindly downed the remainder of the cup to the bitter dregs with the so-called “Charter of Rights”, which allowed any special interest group with a lawyer and an axe to grind to override the will of the majority through activist courts.

The true will of the people has not controlled this nation for almost forty years. Liberal “divide and conquer” politics have reduced us to impotence.

Thus, we are now easy pickings for Prince Justin and his cabal to “remake” Canada in their own twisted image…
commented 2016-12-14 23:40:06 -0500
So illegal immigrants can help run our government and help form laws for all Canadians, or even initiate and instigate laws
commented 2016-12-14 22:29:20 -0500
This reminds me of the Spicer commission – traveling the nation and hearing concerns with constitutional changes which were ignored and the changes were made much as they were drafted.

Well, the Charlottetown accord referendum told the elites what the public thought of unmandated constitutional changes – we will do the same if we are ever asked about democratic system changes – but the Charlottetown no vote in the referendum taught the elite one thing – they will NEVER allow us a voice on systemic changes again.
commented 2016-12-14 21:50:17 -0500
I actually hope Tater tot goes through with it. Maybe then the West will realize the futility of staying in a canada that robs us and allows us no say in its affairs.
We have nothing in common with eastern canada. It is time for the West to stand on their own.
commented 2016-12-14 20:55:02 -0500
The ultimate desire of Canadians is the ranked ballot and no referendum is needed. That is even though they think they prefer the current system or proportional representation and that there needs to be a referendum to decide.

Hence the Liberal Party of Corruption will tell us our true desire. A ranked ballot where first choice is LPC, second choice is LPC, third choice is LPC, fourth choice is… In short, the basic dictatorship of China model.
commented 2016-12-14 19:42:16 -0500
Why is she still here. Don’t get me started on this woman. How she has the audacity to stand in front of Canadians and recite the crap she recites is amazing to me. Her arrogance knows no bounds. I’m glad this debacle is being treated with the scorn and ridicule it deserves. There is no way I want the liberals to be in charge of messing with our electoral system, with out a referendum. I don’t expect Justin is going to give up on this, even if he has to set it aside for the moment until the dust settles. If he has his way Liberals will be in charge for ever after.
When are we going to see some justice and seee Monsef and her family deported. This is exceedingly offensive to most Canadians. We should have a right to know all the details of her investigation. Deport her.
commented 2016-12-14 19:02:41 -0500
@leviticus

The only cases I see where illegals get tossed from this country is if they are white, have a family, are law-abiding and gainfully employed.

I seem to recall one recently from Ukraine, another from South Africa. Our corrupt Liberal immigration department will move heaven and earth to find THEM and kick them out, while ignoring the tens of thousands of illegal third-worlders holed up in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver etc, etc.

Today’s third world illegal migrant, tomorrow’s “citizen” and Liberal voter…
commented 2016-12-14 18:57:17 -0500
Why is that illegal immigrant still in the country?
commented 2016-12-14 18:57:16 -0500
Why is that illegal immigrant still in the country?
commented 2016-12-14 18:50:17 -0500
Is she still here.?? I thought Canada threw illegal immigrants out of the country. I never knew they rewarded bad behavior by not only allowing them to stay but to make political reform after allowing them to keep their illegal jobs, all funded and paid for by the Canadian tax pair.!!
commented 2016-12-14 18:38:38 -0500
An “electoral reform community dialogue tour” attended by a whopping 1500 people?

Wow, that sure is a “nationwide mandate” to fundamentally change our voting system, isn’t it?

Let’s see a Freedom of Information request to find out who the attendees were and who they are connected with. I’ll bet my next month’s paycheck that 90% of them were Liberal sock puppets, placed there by design to ensure the outcome wanted.

The technique is referred to as the “Delphi Method” – look it up.
commented 2016-12-14 17:39:31 -0500
Liberals are incapable of doing anything that could be considered constructive. All they do is become Lefter and Lefter, said Alice.
commented 2016-12-14 17:38:32 -0500
This is a fine example of all that new Liberal ‘Transparency’—that Justin used to babble about.
It is just the beginning for a ‘Would -be’ Dick-tater-tot that has visions of Saving the planet from the ‘Invasion of the RIGHT’.
commented 2016-12-14 17:23:20 -0500
November 7, 1984 – Maryam Monsef was born in the Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad, Iran. She claims that as an Afghan refugee she has no legal status in Iran.
November 7, 1985 – Date Monsef originally claimed she was born in Herat, Afghanistan
1996 – The Monsef family flee Afghanistan, travel back to Mashhad, Iran, then on to Pakistan and Jordan before landing in Montreal and asking for asylum in Canada.
June 4, 2010 – One day after graduating from Trent, University, Monsef travelled to Iran and Afghanistan.
December 2013 – early 2014 – Monsef returns to Iran once again, on a religious pilgrimage visa. Canadian passport holders can no longer travel to Iran without a special permit, so Monsef uses her Afghan passport instead.
October 2015 – Maryam Monsef is elected as the Liberal MP from Peterborough—Kawartha in Ontario.
November 2015 – Monsef is appointed into Justin Trudeau cabinet. She is heralded as the first Afghan-born cabinet minister.
January 2016 – Monsef is praised by U.S. President Barack Obama as the ultimate refugee success story.
September 2016 – A Globe and Mail investigation reveals that Monsef was born in Iran and not Afghanistan. Monsef claims her mother misled her, and that she was taking steps to rectify the error.
September 2016 – BC Civil Liberties Association file a law suit against the Trudeau Liberals for revoking citizenship without a hearing. Activists claim Monsef could have her citizenship revoked under the current law.
October 2016 – A CBC investigation finds that the Trudeau Liberals have revoked citizenship at a much higher rate than the Harper Conservatives.
October 2016 – The Sun learns that a file has been opened inside the Government of Canada to investigate Monsef for citizenship fraud.
commented 2016-12-14 17:16:06 -0500
Roadshow? She shouldn’t even be driving – at least, anything in Canada.
commented 2016-12-14 17:05:24 -0500
“An opportunity for the government to share its process”, is Liberaleze for a B.S. lying sell job. Fake news and fake consultation, from a the fake so-called government, of corrupt,unscrupulous pukes.
commented 2016-12-14 17:02:46 -0500
Elton asked, “Why is she still here?”

She is still here because her origin of birth lies would only be illegal if she was a Conservative, and there is no way whatsoever that the main stream socialist media will hold this Liberal government to account.
commented 2016-12-14 17:00:22 -0500
Why is she still here?
commented 2016-12-14 16:15:39 -0500
Monsef should have been fired a long time ago and sent back to where she came from.
I tired of the lying, deceiving, corrupt Liberals and their Penis nosed leader Trudeau.