Tuesday, May 03, 2011

That's Going To Be A REAL Interesting Official Opposition

Whoopsie!  Looks like somebody has whomped up a fake Facebook account.  The first message there is only from about 12 hours ago.   My apologies to Ms. Brosseau.  That is illegal, incidentally, even as a joke.


Fake site here.

16 comments:

Dr.Dawg said...

Just as well the Liberal white supremacist didn't get in.

You sure the Tweet account is legit, btw? I would suggest not.

Dr.Dawg said...

Sorry, Facebook.

bigcitylib said...

Looks legit to me. Here is front page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruth-Ellen-Brosseau/196281490417162?v=info#info_edit_sections
There are pictures of Vegas. Not that I haven't been fooled before.

As for Forbes, I wonder who the guy was that placed 2nd (it was actually a contested race)

sharonapple88 said...

Just as well the Liberal white supremacist didn't get in.

Yes, but the NDP separatist candidate Alexandre Boulerice did. :D

Looks legit to me. Here is front page:

I'd like to say that it's a parody... but this is also a candidate who decided to go to Vegas in the middle of an election, so you've got to wonder...

Dana said...

All it shows is that she understands what Canadians like in a politician.

Robert McClelland said...

Obvious fake.

sharonapple88 said...

The picture looks like the one from her election site. It's probably a parody. It looks like the attacks start now. Some honeymoon.

bigcitylib said...

Dawg and McCl are right. Fake site. I've changed the post. Somebody in with the NDP might want to make note of it. It probably amounts to identity theft.

Proud Canadian said...

if you think that the liberal party is in big trouble today,just wait till the government does away with the political parties subsidies!

sharonapple88 said...

if you think that the liberal party is in big trouble today,just wait till the government does away with the political parties subsidies!

I think the NDP and the Green Party would be in the same boat.

Here's an article on vote subsidies and donations.

"In 2010 five parties received $27.4-million from the per vote subsidies. The Conservatives received $10.4-million; the Liberals received $7.3-million; the NDP received $5.0-million ; the Bloc Québécois received $2.8-million; and the Green Party received $1.9-million.

"Compare the per vote subsidies to the amounts raised by direct donations from individuals to the parties. The Elections Canada’s website indicates that in 2009 (the latest full year available), the Bloc Québécois raised $834,762; the Conservatives raised $17,770,477, the Greens raised $1,166,874 ; the Liberals raised $10,120,312 and the NDP raised $4,039,104 (The Hill Times, March 29, 2010).The total equals $33.94-million."
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$4 million was raised during this election. Not likely to be maintained, and it's a question of whether it will dry up after tonight....

It would be smart if you support any party that you open your wallet after tonight.

Greg said...

Merger anyone? LOL

sharonapple88 said...

Conservatives changed the rules to allow for corporate donations again.

Raging Ranter said...

Sharonapples, a link to a Tyhee article proves the conservatives are going to allow corporate donations? That's nothing more than a bitter, angry screed by a still-smarting progressive who can't quite believe his country no longer exists. Almost as ridiculous as you blaming Layton for the Liberals' bad fortune.

sharonapple88 said...

Sharonapples, a link to a Tyhee article proves the conservatives are going to allow corporate donations?

Okay, I admittedly jumped the gun on that. (For some reason I didn't get a lot of sleep the night before.)

The Tyhee isn't the only place noting that if they scrap the vote subsidy, there will be pressure to replace it with something else. A thoughtful analysis in this interview with Canada's former chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley.

"Well, parties will have to find ways of getting money. And there may well be pressure to come back to funding from corporate sources—the very things we've attempted to eliminate and have successfully eliminated. Which would bring us back to a regime where donations not by individuals but through other interests, political parties would be beholden to, other than normal Canadians.

This point is also interesting:

"Also, what comes out of public funds is that when an individual makes an individual contribution, up to $1,100, I think, is the limit...on average we can figure that it's about 50 per cent of the money that individuals contribute which actually goes back to the individual, which comes out of the tax fund.

"And there's no talk of reducing those or eliminating them. But yet, one could say they are less directly related to the will of the individual than the $2 or the $1.75 per vote."

Raging Ranter said...

I agree the tax credits on political donations should be eliminated or at very least reduced. But it was Harper - with the Accountability Act passed on December 12, 2006 - who first banned corporate and union donations. They had been limited by Chretien when he brought in the per-vote subsidy, but eliminated completely under the Accountability Act.

Maria said...

Opposition showing that Canada still have democracy.


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