Let me get this straight: Harper's puppets in Parliament plan to spend $870,000 on a 200th birthday gig for Sir John A. Macdonald, who certainly won't attend the soirÃ©e, seeing as he has been dead since June 1891.
On the other hand, this same group of narrowly elected people are planning the closure of the Vancouver Coast Guard Base to save somewhere around $700,000.
I guess it shows that the Harperites have more interest in a long dead politician, than in the West Coast Mariners whose lives will be put at risk by this asinine decision.
I have a suggestion for this bunch - why not suspend the operation of the Ice-breakers in Eastern Canada and the Arctic, using the same logic, since very few boats will be on the water in the winter, and it would be a great way to save some more bucks.
That way, our PM could probably hire a few more "flacks" to add to his already inflated staff. After all, his "image" is more important than the death of a few seafaring citizens!
While on the subject, how is it that none of our local Conservative MPs have had the guts to question this decision, but instead continue to peddle the "talking points" established by the self-same PR types in the office of the Prime Minister?
Terrence Murphy Richmond
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