Tuesday, February 23, 2010

James Lunney: Standing Tall Against The Anglicans, Quakers, And Other Riff Raff

The Tory MP for Nanaimo-Alberni MP explains why he won't meet with local representatives from KAIROS:

Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney says he won't be bullied into meeting a church group upset about federal funding cuts to international aid organization KAIROS.

"The message is, don't try to intimidate your MP," he said.

Context is important: the Parksville-Qualicum chapter (is that the right term?) of KAIROS has asked repeatedly for a meeting with their MP. Their "bullying" has consisted entirely of phoning that MP's office and, perhaps, sending him emails.

Readers can catch up on the whole unfolding of the KAIROS story here.


Northern PoV said...

he cannot stand up to the bullying of the PMO but gosh darn it he can stand up to these church-thugs

brave man

Backseat Blogger said...

"Their "bullying" has consisted entirely of phoning that MP's office and, perhaps, sending him emails."

and lots and lots of free pubicity from always desperate for news local papers.

bigcitylib said...

Oh yeah and that really crosses the line, BB.

Holly Stick said...

The plot thickens: check out the comment here:

Ti-Guy said...

What the hell is this "Canadian Israel Allies Caucus," established in 2007 by the Knesset and chaired by Lunney supposed to be?

Hands off our fundagelicals, Knesset! Damned if we Canadians are going to let the arriviste parliament of a couple of dry acres of dirt pluck our fundies for political purposes. This is Canada, not Alabama.

Seriously, some journo in Ottawa needs to start doing his/her job and get on this.

Backseat Blogger said...

or Ti-Guy you could actually do something yourself like a Google search!

That way you could actually give your brain some exercise! How 'bout that!

or check out this link.
Canadian Israel Allies Caucus

He seems to spen a lot time keeping up to date.

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