June 08, 2015

Mulcair, Trudeau should stop making unconstitutional promises to cities

Brian LilleyArchive

So much for the Constitution and the separation of powers.

Have you noticed the selective respect the Opposition parties have for the constitution.

They only love the parts of the Charter that help push their agendas but don't want to respect the divisions of power set out in  the Charter.

Mulcair and Trudeau are falling over themselves lately, making promises to fund projects and infrastructure in Canadian cities. But those aren't federal matters.

Both parties can't shake the "progressive" idea that a central government should oversee local issues.

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commented 2015-06-10 10:16:43 -0400
Hardly a surprising coincidence, but obozo in the United States is advancing an agenda to ensure a politically correct mix of people in every community in the country: mixed income, race, etc., and the feds will do it by withholding money from jurisdictions that don’t strive toward this goal. Mulcair and Trudeau are probably dumb enough not to know they don’t have the same power.
commented 2015-06-09 14:12:13 -0400
Lib and NDP persons, would promise their Grandma’s Butt, if they thought it would win them votes.
commented 2015-06-09 12:08:10 -0400
Sent the following email to M.P.’s Adam Vaughan (Liberal)and Matthew Kellway (NDP)who appeared in the video above:
Nice rhetoric in the House of Commons appealing for financial assistance from the federal government to fund projects and infrastructure in Canadian cities. As an M.P. I would think that you would understand those aren’t federal matters. A civics class should be mandatory for any M.P.s who rise to speak and show such ignorance of Canada’s Constitution and Distribution of Legislative Powers. In the meantime, you can find a copy of Canada’s Constitution here:
Particularly, I would suggest that you carefully read Section 91(Powers of the Parliament – where you sit)) and Section 92 (Exclusive Powers of Provincial Legislatures).
I note that you represent a federal constituency in the province of Ontario. Perhaps if the government of Ontario wasn’t so mired in financial mismanagement and boondoggles, you wouldn’t be stepping out of line asking for help from the federal government to address matters that clearly lie within provincial purview. As a resident of Alberta, I object to my federal tax dollars being used in an unconstitutional manner to address matters that belong to another province to manage.
commented 2015-06-09 10:58:30 -0400
Donald – I agree, I hate the word progressive, and I won’t do business with any company that uses this socialist word in their company name, or in their marketing.
commented 2015-06-09 07:54:29 -0400
One word that should be removed from the dictionaries and the modern day lexicon is “progressive”. It is nothing more than a euphemism for socialism.
commented 2015-06-09 07:46:47 -0400
Follow-up To answer your question about Progs and sundry other authoritarian collectivists, they hate the constitution because it divides power so that no single governing body can become dictator – it prevents the concentration of power in one small central body or leader – this is ultimately the goal of all leftists – the concentration of power in a few hands to bring about the authoritarian “Utopia?”
commented 2015-06-09 07:41:30 -0400
Brian – the line between constitutional jurisdictions have been blurred for decades. SCC sanctioned jurisdictional overreach or “ultra vires” is the norm – best example is land and resource regulation as UN, Provincial and Federal jurisdictions all over lap in environmental regulating. The 1950s SCC Lord Nelson ruling closed the gate on constitutional jurisdiction wandering – but e have a SCC now which routinely transgresses constitutional boundaries in making defacto law in all jurisdictions as well as allowing Federal jurisdictional expansion creep.

IF this nation was run as per the constitution I might be willing to spend my retirement here but not as it stands now.
commented 2015-06-08 23:13:55 -0400
Clearly a civics class should be mandatory for any M.P.s who rise to speak and show such ignorance of Canada’s Constitution and the division of powers.
commented 2015-06-08 23:10:09 -0400
Mulcair should know better. He is a lawyer.

But like many on the left, they will promise literally anything whatsoever and do anything they can get away with to grab power. No real concern for the electorate they will rule over, just to obtain power at any and all costs.
commented 2015-06-08 21:34:20 -0400
How much do the dippers owe Canada?

Oh, right.

Not supposed to talk about that in the main stream media.
commented 2015-06-08 21:20:19 -0400
And how do all these liberal/communist/marxist/socialist pigs like troodo and mulcair pay for this?

How about a 25% HST. No problem, right? Kickbacks for everyone involved too. Just fkg fabulous.
commented 2015-06-08 20:38:50 -0400
The Lieberals and the Dippers would like nothing less than a Soviet style republic that gives them complete control over the entire population of this country! Think no? The Dippers are members of Socialist/Communist International. The Lieberals are being led (in public view anyways, Butts really runs the show) by the offspring of another Lieberal who was Communist/Dictator at heart cheering on the Nazis during World War II and then transforming the Lieberal Party into his own image.
commented 2015-06-08 20:36:19 -0400
Anybody who stayed awake in a Canadian Politics course would understand the delineation of responsibilities between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Mulcair must have slept through his. Trudeau not bright enough to take it. And a lot of MPs who don’t know their job description should perhaps take the course.
commented 2015-06-08 20:31:52 -0400
I understand that this snip is about the lack of respect towards division of power, but I can’t help but notice some of the key words in those tweets..
Affordable housing and smart cities? Who do these bureaucrats think they are? And we are still talking about climate change?
commented 2015-06-08 20:09:48 -0400
Pandering anyone?? “I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air” Margaret Thatcher.