Fake F-35 mock up cockpit from Lockheed Martin for DefMin Peter Airshow MacKay to hold $47,000 presser in to announce purchase of 65 Lockheed Martin stealth fighters in 2010.
Fake citizenship ceremony in which half of the participants were actually Citizenship and Immigration Canada staff passed off as new Canadians on Sun News Network.
Fake lake, the $57,000 part of a $1.9 million display for the 2010 G8/20 summit, concerning which I asked some more questions earlier today.
Fake G8 border infrastructure slush fund that splashed $50M around Tony Gazebo’s riding for gazebos and flower pots miles away from the border, and incidentally increased his vote margin win from 26 votes in 2006 to almost 11,000 in 2010.
Fake protesters made up of Conservative party interns and staff sent out by the PMO to heckle Justin Trudeau on the lawn of the House of Commons as he gave a presser announcing “new measures to increase transparency in the HoC.”
Fake apology to First Nations.
Fake election phone calls, live and automated, either being obnoxious while pretending to be from an opposing party or advising voters their polling station had moved or closed.
Fake Jobs Grant from the same people who thought it was a super idea to grant businesses a 15% wage reduction pass NOT to hire Canadians. This new idea, which doesn’t exist yet despite a recent Hockey Night in Canada ad blitz at $95,000 a pop, would again subsidize business while rolling back $300M from the provinces should they agree to hell freezing over.
Fake Commander-in-Chief shtick while surveying Alberta flood damage, and good lord, he’s wearing fucking wings. Unsurprisingly reminiscent of Bush photo op surveying Katrina. Mr. Dress Up’s spox explained it was “in tribute to the military”. See Boris : last paragraph.
Fake CIDA “not”, crayoled in at Bev Oda’s request above the signatures of CIDA dept heads, making it look as if they, not she, had gutted KAIROS’ funding from CIDA. After initially fudging about it, eventually she fessed up. Meanwhile over in Israel, Jason Kenney told the Israelis he’d done it for them, then retracted it when he got back to Canada.
Faked support for abolishing StatsCan long census. MP Maxime Bernier claimed “thousands” of complaint emails per day during 2006 census, all unfortunately deleted, vs. the 22 recorded “expressions of concern” sent to StatsCan. When Tony Gazebo falsely claimed StatsCan support for abolishing long census, StatsCan chief Munir Sheikh (at left) resigned in protest.
Fake smaller government. The Cons’ 2012 budget proposed slashing 19,000 positions from the federal public service over five years, but added more than 34,000 between 2006 and 2012 — a 14% increase. Additionally, a 2011 CCPA study discovered a shadow public service: “Over the past five years, federal personnel outsourcing costs have risen 79% … and remain above $1 billion a year.”
Fake emergency preparedness. “It’s really just posing,” Alberta Fire Chiefs Assoc. Pres. said, singling out fed politicians like SafetyMin Vic Toews showing up to “help out” Alberta flood victims after Cons’ 2012 budget slashed federal funding for the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program. “They can just stay in Ottawa. They got in the way.”
Fake “cooperation” with Elections Canada, including stonewalling on EC reports of election fraud 3 days before election, ‘reviewing’ Poutine logs at Responsive Marketing Group before EC, cutting their budget, taking 3 months to not provide EC with witnesses, delaying promised election reforms, and in the words of Judge Richard Mosley : generally engaging in “trench warfare”.
Dr. Dawg sees much of this as Conservative theatre.
I think they’re just fakers always hoping not to get caught.
Ed’s note: Here’s the youtube remix: