Thursday, September 01, 2005

Liberal Party Strapped for Cash – Expect Election to be Postponed

When the Paul Martin liberals were facing an early election this year, the Prime Minister used a televised address to beg Canadians for more time in power. Paul Martin personally vowed to call an election within 30 days of Justice Gomery’s final report on liberal corruption in the sponsorship scandal. Justice Gomery’s final report is due in December. However, the liberals are in bad financial shape and Canadians should be prepared for this promise to be broken.

A relentless fundraising and propaganda drive this year by the liberal party has not had good results. The liberals continue to spam everyone on their mailing list with requests for cash. Another such e-mail was sent out today. It reads:

Dear Michael,

On Tuesday, August 23, 2005, during the Liberal Caucus meetings in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Paul Martin reaffirmed his commitment to call a general election within 30 days of the release of the Gomery Commission final report.

This means that we have less than six months to be ready to run a winning campaign. We are asking you today because your involvement now is key to a Liberal victory – and our goal is a Liberal majority.

We have made important progress since being elected. Better health care. Stronger environmental standards. Equal rights for all. Investments and commitments in every community across the country. We are making positive change together. And Stephen Harper is threatening our progress. We need your support to make sure he doesn’t get a chance.

You can make a real difference today. We need every Liberal in Canada to donate now. You will receive a tax receipt for your contribution – and join thousands of Canadians supporting the Liberal Party’s campaign for Canada.

Thank you in advance for keeping Canada strong.

Mike Eizenga
President, Liberal Party of Canada

PS. You can help us by sharing this message with your friends and asking them to support the Liberal Party of Canada today.

In the interest of helping put the federal liberals out of their misery, we wanted to share this message with our friends and loyal readers of our blog.


At 11:35 p.m., Blogger angryroughneck said...

You can be sure it will go something like this "well according to the polls, the people don't want another election. They want their money spent on more important things like healthcare and education" --no mention of what biased firm did the polling or a release of the actual question asked."we the liberal party thing its imperative we follow the people's will and get away from the vicious cycle of partisan politics and back to governing the country"

At 11:46 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...


Nice and refreshing piece of news.

Let them postpone the election, more fodder for Harper.

Although the Libs zeal for maintaining power, with the present polling numbers, might be a temptation they can't refuse...they also risk negative public perceptions, once someone starts talking about how unusually long this 'minority Gov't is holding power. Elections within the 2nd yr of a minority Govt's tenure are generally the norm.

The fact that the CPC is running ahead of the Libs by a 2-1 dollar margin, has been catching my eye.

This has real potential of translating into a Lib loss at the polls.


At 11:12 a.m., Blogger SoN oF DaD said...

Martin has soiled the Office of the Prime Minister in what he is doing.

There's only 3 ways the Constitution allows for an election to be called - 1. The PM calling for, having a majority gov't. 2. The GG seeking the disillusionment of parliament in a minority gov't situation. 3. The loss of a confidence vote.

Hasn't Martin in effect handed the power to set the date for the next election to Gomery. Isn't there suppose to be a separation of the gov't and the judiciary?

As soon as Martin gave his televised address (unprecedented - like a dictator pleading with the people to protect him as rebels approach the outskirts of the city), de facto announcing that Gomery will set the date of the next election, the GG should have dissolved Parliament in order to preserve the 'integrity' of our Parliamentary system of democracy.

At 12:46 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...


I asked a veteran political observer what exactly happened, and how an election wasn't called back in May this year.

The answer from my Red Tory Ontario acquantance?

"You have to understand today's liberal mindset."

I think I do.


At 10:25 p.m., Anonymous 905 Tory said...

Ugh. How shameful that a fellow Dutch immigrant to Canada would support the Liberal Party. "Eizenga" needs to change his name. Perhaps to a French name or something. (heheheheh) *laughs*


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