Friday, November 9, 2007

Dion attacks poverty

Well this is something I feel pretty strongly about, so I'm glad Dion's proposing something on this front. I would've liked more details, but I'm guessing that would be provided in an actual campaign. Nevertheless, this is a real problem in Canada, and it needs to be fixed. At least one leader is willing.

http://www.liberal.ca/story_13293_e.aspx

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny, I thought the Libs already solved child poverty right after they scrapped the GST. I read it in the Red Book!

More lip service from the steaming pile you call a leader.

Morriss Morris said...

In 1989, the Liberals said they'd eliminate child poverty by 2000. From 1989 to 2000, child poverty rose 43%.

So why should I believe you this time?

m5slib said...

well i guess morris should check his government history because in 1989 that was Mulroney's second term. As well, about campaign 2000.. it was an all party resolution according to their website.. an all party resolution in a tory majority government...

This House "seek(s) to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000".
— House of Commons, unanimous all-party resolution, November 24, 1989.
http://www.campaign2000.ca/about/

regardless, no matter who was in power, not enough was done. At least Dion is trying to make it right, while according to the Star, all Harper's doing is telling cities to drop dead.

thanks tory talking heads. next.

Manuel said...

you have got to be kidding me, you had a decent comback until you uttered the phrase "according to the star" all credibility left with that.

m5slib said...

touché about the star, but it was just a jab at the tories' latest grievance. they went bananas over the headline.. kinda funny.