August 28, 2015

Oakville, Ontario mayor calls military veterans hired by Conservatives “mercenaries”

Dean SkoreykoRebel Blogger

The Canadian Press ran a story yesterday titled Conservatives bring in former soldiers for extra security on Harper’s campaign," the only real purpose of which was to make PM Stephen Harper look like a dictator and paranoid. For example, I caught CP’s Jennifer Ditchburn retweeting the story and calling these veterans “enforcers” – once outed, she immediately deleted it.

Then there was Rob Burton who is the mayor of Oakville, Ontario who tweeted this:

I’ve sent his smear of our ex-military personnel to Oakville Royal Canadian Legion Branch #114 and will update if they respond.

Also: I found a photo on the Liberal Party’s website of Burton (lower right) attending a partisan Liberal BBQ event:

Update: Burton once donated $17,500 of the city’s money to the Liberals:

Burton, a longtime Liberal supporter who received a “good luck” phone call from Premier Dalton McGuinty just two days before last month’s municipal election, said if there are questions about the donations, the town’s existing integrity officer could do the job of looking into it.

Update: Burton has now doubled-down, equating PM Stephen Harper to Hitler and Mussolini:

Those links Burton posted will take you to Hitler’s SA and Mussolini’s Blackshirts.


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commented 2015-09-01 15:58:24 -0400
I wrote to the town ward Allan Edgar as I live in his area of Oakville. He responded he wants to talk to me about this matter. I said ok and then went to his FB page and OMG, he has a picture with David Suzuki as his buddy, and anti-Harper slanders as well. I am not talking to leftists, they are getting on my nerves very quickly and recovery process is long :)
commented 2015-09-01 11:32:32 -0400
The commie’s appear to be coming out of the closet more and more, corrupt greenie agenda seems to installed a jelly backbone of sorts(maybe Darwin was correct? Naw!) they will try the obomba race war soon and anti cop agenda, so get ready for the coming battle of good against evil. Keep up the good work rebels.
commented 2015-08-30 16:46:20 -0400
I’m sure that Liberals can find body guards at the gay parade: hire some homos to protect Justin when he makes his election rounds. It should be interesting to see who does a better job than ex-military people, who are not politically correct, are they?
commented 2015-08-30 12:35:44 -0400
For an elected official of a city such as Oakville to denigrate the Armed Forces of our country is “beyond the pale”! And, to do it on social networking is even worse! He obviously does NOT adhere to any values and ethics system! But, hey, the Con-bashers are lapping this up. They feel there is absolutely no “conflict of interest” in this! He was elected to represent ALL the citizens of his city, NOT JUST LIBERAL VOTERS! But, he has a good role-model in his Premier, doesn’t he?
I have signed the petition requesting his immediate resignation! I would suggest others do so as well.
commented 2015-08-30 10:06:00 -0400
Nathan, I respectfully suggest that you don’t know what you’re talking about. The mainstream media claims (with no backing proof) that “most Canadians hate Harper” (we don’t), and your reference to him as Dear Leader is just plain insulting. There is absolutely NO comparison to North Korea. We do not have gulags, we do not budget 2/3 of our economy on the military, we have no mandatory military service, we do not jail people (like you!) for speaking against the government, we do not starve our population, we do no have the military policing our people, we do not threaten and blackmail other nations to bring hard currency into our economy, we have no nuclear weapons, we actually have elections that are not farcical…. Shall I go on?

Just because you don’t like Harper and/or his policies does not equate Canada with North Korea.

Grow up.
commented 2015-08-30 03:52:02 -0400
Maybe the press runs stories that don’t flatter our Dear Leader because most Canadians hate Harper, and just like most people, they like to read things which confirm their prior biases.
commented 2015-08-30 01:06:02 -0400
As a veteran, I’m sick and tired of Liberals pretending to support us and then spewing this kind of hatred and disrespect towards us if any of our brothers or sisters come out and support the Conservatives. Although this little piece of dog dirt isn’t running in the election, he still is a Liberal and he’s activly campaigning for Trudeau just like Wynne is. To all other vets out there who have bought the lies about how Harper has deglected the veterans, take a good close look at what the Liberals really think about you and remember that on election day.
commented 2015-08-29 22:15:36 -0400
You didn’t mention that he also compared them to NAZIs. What a useless coward, sitting in his taxpayer-funded office belittling our soldiers. These guys are doing an honest day’s work on security detail and we owe them our thanks and respect. Does this Liberal fool even know what “mercenary” means?
commented 2015-08-29 20:44:22 -0400
Dictator, you say, Caylee? I suggest you check the political actions of Stalin, Pol Pot, Chairman Mao, Idi Amin, and the “beloved leader” from North Korea.

We still have elections. Dictators don’t allow that.

Grow up.
commented 2015-08-29 20:19:08 -0400
I do not think the point here is the fact that Harpo is hiring “mercenaries” (I do believe that is the incorrect word). His actions so far in this election and prior are pretty transparent as acting as a dictator. This is no surprise. His point is to buy Vet votes as he is buying them with outrageous and ridiculous promises only an idiot would believe.

What Mr Burton has to say is his own opinion, whether we agree with it or not.
commented 2015-08-29 20:15:59 -0400
This is great investigative reporting by the Rebel!! Great Job!!
commented 2015-08-29 19:43:30 -0400
When you are Liberal it is hard to find a situation where you can say something as stupid as Trudeau. I think the mayor has achieved that status!
commented 2015-08-29 17:41:53 -0400
If being ex-mil and working and making an honest buck makes me and my brothers and sisters mercenaries then so be it.

We are not collecting welfare and doing drugs in the back of soup kitchens.

And we for sure are not costing his municipality money in policing costs.

The mayor does not have to worry about us on the streets – we are even probably more trustworthy than the OPP ad RCMP – especially if the past coupe of year in Ontario is any example.

And we are certainly more trustworthy than the homosexual premier of this province.

So he might actually want to look at hiring some of those ex-mil folks and placing them on his own city staff!

I think I will make a bumper sticker and call myself “Canadian Merc For hire!”

If the mayor thinks we are Mercs – then so be it!

Call me a proud Canadian Mercenary!!!!
commented 2015-08-29 17:32:26 -0400
DREW WAKARIUK said: “Actually the mayor is probably more upset that they used their own money to hire them and did not use tax money for their own purposes like the left does.” Were this the case, we all know the Socialist Media would be all over this about inappropriate spending (while conveniently ignoring the 4 million or so the Dippers owe) and breathlessly reporting about who knew what, when, and what emails!
commented 2015-08-29 01:39:50 -0400
Actually the mayor is probably more upset that they used their own money to hire them and did not use tax money for their own purposes like the left does.
commented 2015-08-29 01:38:55 -0400
Actually the mayor is probably more upset that they
commented 2015-08-29 01:38:54 -0400
Actually the mayor is probably more upset that they
commented 2015-08-29 01:38:19 -0400
Oh thats right only Obama can have trained guards , or hypocrite celebs.
commented 2015-08-28 17:13:45 -0400
Considering the motives of the rabid lefties in this country, extra security is a wise precaution. One can only imagine the outrage from the Socialist Media if our PM were to apply the “Shawinigan Handshake” to a protester as Chretien did during his term as PM. They would be railing for weeks what a mean man he is, or something equally disingenuous!