RE: platforms in canada (was :Media Myth - Guns Are Always Bad for Us)
>Sounds like the conservatives have the more practical solution in thiscase.
I doubt it seems that way to those who believe
that all guns are e—ee—eee—vil . . .
"Since I was a small boy, two states have been
added to our country and two words have been
added to the pledge of Allegiance... UNDER
GOD. Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that
is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?"
-- Red Skelton
(Someone asked me to change my .sig quote back, so I did.)
I agree the Cons def have the more practical solution in this case and in
most cases their platform does seem more piratical then that of the
"fiberals" and the NDP (new democratic party).
Here are the liberal and conservative platforms for the upcoming election:
Following a strategy of balanced tax cuts, social spending and debt
repayment, the Liberal government has invested in our social foundations and
moved us towards a green economy and sustainable communities while enabling
us to overcome a challenging deficit. More..
Cities and communities:
Canada’s cities and communities are where we truly experience what it means
to be Canadian. Paul Martin and the Liberal government understand this and
have committed a great deal to improving where we live and raise our
children. We also know that cities propel economic growth, employment and
innovation. They are at the center of our country’s success. More...
Giving families a helping hand, at all stages of life, is an important part
of creating a society of which we can all be proud. Paul Martin and the
Liberal government strive to treat every Canadian family with dignity and
respect. From our children to our seniors, we are committed to promoting
initiatives that reflect everyone’s needs. More...
Canada in the world:
Whether it is through international aid, peacekeeping, trade or security,
the Liberal government is committed to ensuring Canada's continued role of
pride and influence in the world.
Like the majority of Canadians, Prime Minister Paul Martin and the Liberal
government believe that a smart environmental policy is vital to our
continued success as a nation. We recognize the importance of continuing to
make investments to protect and preserve our rich inheritance of land, water
Universal health care:
The Liberal government is committed to upholding the Canada Health Act and
protecting our national, universal health care system. We will ensure that
our health care system will continue to be there when Canadians need it, no
matter where they live, and no matter what their income.
The time for accountability has arrived.
On January 23rd, Canadians will finally be able to hold the Liberals
accountable. Accountable for the stolen money; accountable for the broken
trust; accountable for all that did not get done because this government has
been totally preoccupied with damage control; lurching from one scandal to
another; always trying to avoid the people’s verdict.
Stand Up for Accountability:
Let’s clean up government
Canadians have been let down by 12 years of Liberal scandal. We need a
change in government to restore accountability and end the culture of
entitlement. Canadians must be able to trust our government and know that
our tax dollars are well spent.
Stand Up for Opportunity:
Let’s cut taxes
Canadians are working longer and longer hours but finding it harder and
harder to get ahead.
A new government must create more opportunity for individuals, families, and
small businesses to get ahead. Under the Liberals, high taxes and red tape
have held back growth and prosperity. A new government must reduce taxes on
middle-class families starting with the GST, lower taxes on small business,
and help our farmers and resource industries to compete in the world.
Stand Up for Security:
Let’s crack down on crime
Under the Liberals, gun, drug, and gang crime has increased and border,
port, and airport security has been soft. A new government must toughen
criminal justice, impose mandatory minimum sentences for serious crimes, and
strengthen our border security.
Stand Up for Our Communities:
Let’s build better roads and transit and keep our environment clean
The strength of Canada is our people and our communities. Sadly, the
Liberals have ignored the role of government in building strong communities.
A new government must invest more money in better roads and infrastructure,
a strong immigration system that meets our economic needs and helps
families, and a clean and healthy environment.
Stand Up for Canada:
Let’s keep Canada strong and united
Canada needs a government that will stand up for our values of freedom,
fairness, and compassion. That means a democratic government at home that
respects all of our provinces, and defending our national interests and
values abroad through a stronger military and a tougher stand on
international trade disputes.
Ok well after going through both platforms again I have noticed that for as
much talk that they have done on the military its not a key issue for
conservatives. So ill do a little section on military issues.
A little background first. With last years budget the Canadian military
spending would approach 20 billion roughly 1.6% GDP. Amounts that have been
suggested by senate committees and outside think tanks both look to an
increase to a min of 1.8% -2.0% GDP. Current levels of spending are approx
10-11 billion (9.82 billion budgeted several hundred million per branch
overage spending). The Cons had also announced that they would fund the
Forces to increase over the current increase of 8000 by another 5-75,000
person over then next 10years. For a nation of 33 mil a army reg-force of
33k is not very big at all, and this expansion would bring us back up to our
post cold war strength during the early 90's.
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