Monday, February 06, 2006

Emerson speaks against Conservatives

On Jan 23, 2005, Mr. Emerson stated in Parliament that he agreed with Buzz Hargrove stating, "We've already tried Harper's vision: cut taxes and wait for the jobs to come flowing in. It doesn't work". He also stated that auto worker's jobs and the future of their communities are at risk with a Harper victory.

On Nov. 22, 2005, Mr. Emerson stated in Parliamanet, "the hon. member should have the courage to stand in the House and tell his constituents that if the Conservatives were in government today, there would not be $5 billion of investments in the automotive industry in Ontario. Oshawa and the workers in Oshawa would be in serious trouble". He also stated, "She should explain to her constituents that the auto industry would collapse under a Conservative government"

On Emerson's election web site: he states that he got "$633 million for child care and early childhood development". Is this not the same program Harper has promised to get rid of and in return give parents $1200? What way will Emerson vote on the $1200 to parents?


At 11:14 AM, Blogger Muad'Dib said...

The bastard!!!
Impeach impeach!!

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Jesse Gritter said...

I don't think Emerson should be removed. But I do think he should have to face a by-election. The real loser here isn't the Liberals or the Conservatives, it's democracy. Emerson was always a blue Grit, so if he gets elected under the Conservative banner then I'll have no problem with him being in the party or even being in cabinet.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Denise B said...

Agreed, I don't think anyone's really concerned with Emerson so much as his blatant disregard for his riding.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Gary McHale said...

Additional words from Emerson - from election night, Emerson stated to his riding volunteer, "I'm going to be Stephen Harper's worst enemy," he warned. "We're going to stir the pot and you better believe we are going to make a heck of a lot of noise."

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Fighting for Democracy said...

Emerson's previous comments are kind of a moot point. People will always diss their competitor even if they know their competitor is much better. Happens in every business and we know politics is business.

But the fact is, "our" vision of democractic reform is alittle different that the Conservative party's vision. We are disappointed because "we" wanted people to sit as an independent or run in a by-election. This was not Stephen Harper vision as he stated during his interview with the CBC during the election. He isn't being a hyprocrite and he managed to grab an excellent MP from another party.

It is part of business, as we all know companies steal employees from other companies all the time. Time to grow up people.
I was bought, took a much better offer from a competitor. It happens all the time. Everyone knows someone who moved to another job for a better offer.

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Get a grip guys. Belinda's treachery pales in comparison to this little episode. Sure it is opportunistic and more than a little bit hypocritical, but Emerson never really belonged in the Liberal Party in the first place.

Belinda, you will recall, abandoned the party she was instrumental in creating. Moreover, her reasons for leaving (e.g., to stop Quebec separatism) were laughable.

Emerson will make a good minister and I am happy to have him aboard.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Karen Ho said...

It gives an interesting and clever Liberal perspective...


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