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Paul Martin - Charlie McCarthy - Freddy The Free Loader
The Eye Opener covered Paul Martin on December 15. Martin Junior was at the height of his popularity. Reported the Eye Opener: "The Emperor has no clothes. The Earnscliffe lobby group and the Canadian media have completely distorted the real Paul Martin."

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Friday, November 12, 2004.. Will Ottawa half-mast the flag for Yasir Arafat?     Friday, September 24, 2004.. Earnscliffe breaks up - Is it all smoke and mirrors?     Saturday, August 07, 2004.. Bush v. Martin - Yankee smoothie fails to con Canadian baby boomer at the Canmore Folk Festival     Monday, August 02, 2004.. Expense accounts - the directors of Canada Post are generous - CRTC Chairman is a piker     Monday, July 26, 2004.. Earnscliffe, fully in charge, clad in an open-neck Hawaiian sports shirt, appoints a cabinet     Thursday, February 12, 2004.. Jean Chretien did it     Wednesday, February 11, 2004.. Junior nominated for Comical Ali Disingenuity Award     Tuesday, February 10, 2004.. Junior Saw No Evil, Heard No Evil     Monday, June 14, 2004.. More Panic     Monday, June 07, 2004.. Normandy - a geography lesson for Junior     Monday, June 07, 2004.. Time for the hook?     Monday, June 07, 2004.. Shhhh!!! Don Kyoto and the the return of the NEP     Monday, May 31, 2004.. Who is Earnscliffe, anyway?     Monday, May 24, 2004.. Coming out Flubbing     Monday, May 10, 2004.. Slaying the Democratic Deficit     Monday, May 03, 2004.. Meeting of the Two Juniors     Monday, April 19, 2004.. Hymnbook on Your Face – Getting the Svend Robinson Story Politically Correct     Monday, April 19, 2004.. D-Day in Norway     Monday, April 12, 2004.. Helping Killers make a Decent Buck – Butting Out the Anti-Smoking Campaign     Monday, April 12, 2004.. Sheila Copps - What goes around - Comes around?     Wednesday, February 25, 2004.. Bring on the Shills     Tuesday, February 24, 2004.. Ethics Excuser still operating     Thursday, February 19, 2004.. The democratic deficit lives on     Wednesday, February 18, 2004.. Creatures of all kinds leave the sinking ship     Monday, February 16, 2004.. Junior loses big time     Sunday, February 15, 2004.. The Shoot-out at Cross Country Check Up     Friday, February 13, 2004.. Junior has a lapse of memory     Thursday, February 12, 2004.. Jean Chretien is an honourable man     Monday, February 09, 2004.. Paul Martin's missing $161 Million - 117,518% Discrepancy     Monday, February 09, 2004.. Conflict of Interest, Barbados Style     Wednesday, October 15, 2003.. Whose Flag should Martin Fly?    

The Calgary Eye Opener
Friday, November 12, 2004

Will Ottawa half-mast the flag for Yasir Arafat?

Does Satan exist? If She does, yesterday morning, at a Paris hospital, She slapped the cuffs and the leg irons on Yasir Arafat, the egocentric, corrupt psychopath who led the Arabs of Palestine. Satan dragged Arafat off to the Gates of Hell. A sheDevil, Bobbitt by name, checked him in, stripped him naked, booted him down to Hell's Basement at the bottom of the stairs. In Hell's Basement Arafat will remain for eternity. In Hell's basement there are no young blond virgins or rehabilitation counselors. Arafat sweats and staggers, guarded, goaded and prodded by a tribe of Amazons. They hate ugly little men.

Canada's Liberal politicians and educators are not so politically incorrect. Thursday afternoon, after honouring the Canadian soldiers who fought to make the world safe from Arafat-like dictators, Paul Martin retired to decide - should he half-mast (see Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada) the Canadian Flag in honour of Hell's newest inmate? Certainly, to do so would make Canadian diplomats more popular at the United Nations. And it would get the Liberals even more votes in Mississaugua. For an indecisive Martin, it's decisions, decisions, decisions.


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The Calgary Eye Opener
Friday, September 24, 2004

Earnscliffe breaks up - Is it all smoke and mirrors?

Criticism of conflicts of interest in its Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy relationship with Paul Martin Junior have rendered the notorious Earnscliffe Strategy Group (see Who is Earnscliffe, anyway? and Earnscliffe, fully in charge, clad in an open-neck Hawaiian sports shirt, appoints a cabinet) asunder.

Ever since Paul Martin Junior went into politics Earnscliffe have provided him with a political brain. They have charged him nothing. He has repaid them with government contracts and influence. Since Martin has been in government, Earnscliffe have harvested $6-million in federal contracts and much more - companies wanting help from the government have paid Earnscliffe many more millions in lobbying fees. In the words of J.P. Morgan, Earnscliffe have "taken conflicts of interest and exploited them." Just last month Earnscliffe received a $68,000 contract from the government to study lumber exports. Meantime Earnscliffe continued lobbying Martin's government for the forestry industry.

Boss David Herle is setting up a new and separate spin medicine clinic, Veraxis Research and Public Relations. Other Earnscliffians are setting up other companies. Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin, suspects the Earnscliffe break-up is nothing but smoke and mirrors. Says he:

"Even though the Earnscliffe brand name was so tarnished that it had to be dismantled, the new incarnation of Earnscliffe is going to get special scrutiny from the opposition benches because of the obvious inside advantage they have ... There will be no fair and open competition if any Earnscliffe progeny is part of the bidding process".


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The Calgary Eye Opener
Saturday, August 07, 2004

Bush v. Martin - Yankee smoothie fails to con Canadian baby boomer at the Canmore Folk Festival

Would you trade Paul Martin Junior for George Bush Junior? We compared the two in May.

The weekend before last, the Old Timer from Pincher Creek drove up Highway 22 to the Canmore Folk Festival. As he sat himself down on the grass, a sweet aroma tickled the Old Timer's nostrils. The aroma emanated from two 50-somethings wearing a Tilley Endurable and a New York Yankee baseball cap turned backwards. The Old Timer is a voyeur and an auditeur and so he attuned his good ear to the baby boomers' conversation. It went like this:

"Where're you from dude?"

"Toronto."

"Is that west of here, on the way to Vancouver?"

"No, where are you from?"

"I'm from the home of the free and the brave. Dumb Dumb Bush country."

"You think you got it bad. Our guy is ignoranter than yours is. He thought the Canadians, the Americans and the Brits fought D-Day in Norway?"

"I said dumb not ignorant. Yeh, man, Norwegian North Sea oil. That's what D-Day was all about - all about oil - like Iraq!!!"

"I guess that's what Junior thought. Anyway, they sent him over to Normandy for reeducation."

"Who's they?"

"The Earnscliffe Strategy Group (see "Who is Earnscliffe, anyway?"). They're Junior's advisers, so called. Actually they lead Junior around by the nose, completely."

"Who's Junior?"

"Paul Martin Junior, our Prime Minister."

"Yeah, but who's your big boss, who's your President?"

"We don't have a President, we're a monarchy. The big boss's supposed to be Junior but, in fact, it's Earnscliffe."

"That sounds absolutely feudal. Is Earnscliffe pretty good at dealing with your Congress and your Supreme Court?"

"Well, until June 28, we didn't have what you'd call a Congress, an independent legislative branch, (see Background - Checks and Balances) Earnscliffe ran what passed for a legislative branch - it was just a rubber stamp. Now, after a close election on June 28, we've got a minority government - we don't often have minority governments - but, when we have a minority government, then we do have a real legislative branch which can overrule Junior (which is to say, can overrule Earnscliffe). But Junior (Earnscliffe) still appoints our Supreme Court."

"So you don't have a proper judicial branch and seldom have a legislative branch. The executive branch is all-powerful. That's what I call a dictatorship. You can't have a real democracy without a system of checks and balances - human nature loves power - power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely - the legislative, executive and judicial branches have to balance each other out. Is that why Pat Buchanan called Canada 'Soviet Canuckistan?'"

"No, our former boss man, Jean Chretien, had called your guy, George Bush Junior, a 'natural imbecile' - Buchanan took exception to it. ( The Calgary Eye Opener: Tilley Endurable is not quite correct - see Imbeciles, Morons and Pat Buchanan)."

"Now Earnscliffe, are they dangerous?"

"No, it turns out they're just dumb and arrogant. They don't know much about anything, so they don't do much harm. Junior thinks Earnscliffe are public relations experts and he believes in delegating authority. But when the chips are really down (at least for him) he takes over. If it hadn't been for him, he and Earnscliffe and all their buddies would have been thrown out on their bums in our national election last June."

"How'd he do it?"

"He's 65 years old and he shows his age and he's a pretty awful speaker and he often gets flustered and stammers. But when Earnscliffe had all but lost last June's national election, the very last day before the election, early that morning, Junior hopped out of bed and flew out to our east coast - dipped his toe into the Atlantic - hop-scotched 5,000 miles right across the country - stopped everywhere - talked about how the opposition party would destroy the country - some of the opposition are religious nuts like your Attorney-General Ashcroft - Junior told Canadians they'd be giving up everything that was good and true and the Canadian Way if they didn't vote for him - late in the evening Junior landed on Canada's west coast - from sea unto sea - dipped his toe into the Pacific - persuaded the Canadian people to vote for him because that was the right thing to do."

"Well, it looks like Martin Junior rose to the occasion, in contrast to Bush Junior (we call him "Shrub"). When the chips were down Shrub read a kindergarten book. Junior Bush is just ... he's just b.b.-eyed, cross-eyed, monkey-browed dumb. When the Whabbi attacked the World Trade Centre on September 11, Shrub found himself in a Florida kindergarten stumbling through a speech to some kids. His advisers believed he couldn't do any harm there. The Secret Service interrupted him - told him about the attack. Shrub had been eyeing one of the kindergarten's books called 'Sniffy and Fluffy have an Adventure'. It sure looked exciting. So Shrub picked it up and started reading: 'Once upon a time there lived a young frog who often sat upon a very soft lily pad," read Shrub. Shrub was fascinated. Shrub learned that Sniffy the frog had a friend, Fluffy the fish. Then came the exciting part three minutes into the story; 'Fluffy had good news there were giant flowers on the other side of the lily pond ... ' That was a real page-turner but, before Shrub could turn the page, a Secret Service Agent interrupted him. 'They've hijacked two more planes.' Shrub looked annoyed, turned the page. It wasn't for another seven minutes that he got to the surprise ending: 'That day Fluffy felt very lucky to have a friend like Sniffy.' And about that time an airliner hit the Pentagon. And that's how Shrub handled September 11."

"That's B.S."

"No, there's a videotape - read the 9/11 Commission Report. It's all there. Shrub can't be left alone. He couldn't appear before the 9/11 Commission himself - he had to take Vice-President Dick Cheney along with him. Well at least the Earnscliffe crowd isn't dangerous. Dick Cheney is a classic Darwinian capitalist. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is an aging, war-loving military apparatchik - he has stopped the U.S. government from reforming the U.S. intelligence service. Reform would mean that Rumsfeld and the putty-headed U.S. military would lose control of U.S. intelligence (70% of the present U.S. intelligence budget goes to the military). The military are still fighting the Cold War, are still fixated on defeating the Soviet Union - the Soviet Union has been dead and gone for 15 years. John Ashcroft is a graduate of Bob Jones University ( The Eye Opener: This isn't quite correct - see John Ashcroft, Bob Jones U and the Apocalypse) and he is right out of the Book of Revelation. Ashcroft and Donald Rumsfeld, the authors of Guantanamo Bay's No Human Rights - No Geneva Convention Camp X-Ray. Ashcroft believes in the Apocalypse, not the U.S. Constitution. How'd your guy get the name 'Junior'?"

"Well, his dad, Paul Martin Senior was a government big-shot. Martin Senior saw to it that a big corporate welfare bum, Power Corp. (no really that's the name of the company), delivered over a steamship company to Junior."

"Boy, sounds like a banana republic. How did Junior do in the steamship business?"

"He handed over management of the steamship line to someone else (an advertising guy who now runs Earnscliffe) and sat back and enjoyed the good life. The only reason he went into politics was to please his dad."

"Well that's better than Junior Bush. President Bush Senior got the Saudi Arabians to finance Shrub in the oil business. Not once but many times. Shrub went belly-up every time. Then Daddy and his buddies put Shrub into politics. Is your guy a good citizen?"

"Not really, he hates the tax man. His steamship line has received at least $160,000,000 from the Canadian government but Junior and his manager registered it in Barbados where it pays almost no tax and where it can pollute the oceans to its hearts content. When he was Canada's Minister of Finance, Junior passed laws which protected his Barbados tax shelter and, to add insult to injury, allowed himself to bring his Barbados profits into Canada tax-free. But how about your guy Shrub?"

"Well, he's not only a bad citizen, he's a dangerous one. He owes the Saudis for the money he lost in the oil business so he protects them - these are religious fanatics who want to destroy our country and everything we believe in. Right after 9/11, Shrub, Rumsfeld and company gave the OK allowing three planeloads of Whabbi 9/11 leader Osama Bin Laden's relatives to escape to Saudi Arabia. No other civilian planes were allowed to fly the day the Saudis escaped. Those Whabbis had a lot of information which could have saved many American lives. So Canadians bought Junior's election message - they did the right thing?"

"Not by much, but they did. Why do you ask?"

"Because, that's what I hope Americans will do in this November's presidential election. Shrub Bush's advisers are spending $100 million on a TV attack ad fear campaign. And just this weekend Rumsfeld and company declared a Code Orange (high) Alert in New York and Washington. But they based the alert on info they'd had for two years - if they had been serious they would have declared an emergency two years ago. I'm sure they did it just to scare the American people into voting for Shrub in November. Shrub's advisers hope that Mr. and Mrs. America are so frightened of dying they won't do the right thing - let's face it, Ma and Pa America should realize that everybody's going to die sometime anyway. Ashcroft, Rumsfeld and Chaney have made out as if Shrub's tough (Shrub's a weak sister - he shirked combat in the Viet Nam war) and they've made out that Shrub will protect poor, helpless middle-class Americans. The Americans who vote for Shrub in November will be religious nuts, hard-wired Republicans and softies who are frightened of dying. The softies won't vote for Shrub out of idealism, they'll vote for him out of fear. But I am optimistic there won't be too many softies. I still think we're the greatest democracy and the greatest civilization in history. Surely, Americans will vote for what's right and decent and what's right and decent is to get rid of Shrub and his right-wing advisers. But I have an even better solution. I'll tell you what; I'll trade my guy for your guy. What do you say?" said the Damn Yankee.

Tilley Hat hesitated: "Nooo - I don't think so."


BACKGROUNDER

Checks and Balances Many (including the Eye Opener) believe that ambitious politicians and bureaucrats, left to their own devices, will soon become tyrants. "Power corrupts," said Lord Acton, "and absolute power corrupts absolutely." The framers of the U.S. constitution were of that view and devised what they called "a system of checks and balances". The American fathers set up three branches of government - the executive branch - the president and his or her underlings; the legislative branch - the House of Representatives and the Senate; and the judicial branch - the courts. Each branch has some degree of control over the others. The President can veto laws passed by the House and Senate. The Senate can veto appointments of judges by the President. The courts can strike down laws which they consider violate the Constitution. The system has worked amazingly well. In the Watergate affair, for instance, when President Nixon committed what the House and Senate considered to be "high crimes and misdemeanors", the House and Senate were entitled to dismiss Nixon and would have if Nixon hadn't seen the writing on the wall and resigned.

Canada has no system of checks and balances. Unless Canadians elect a minority government, the executive branch (which is just the Prime Minister) has absolute power to appoint judges and to control the House of Commons. In our recent Sponsorship Scandal, for instance, Prime Minister Paul Martin shut down the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee before the committee could properly investigate the scandal. Since the June 28 election, Canada has had a minority government. The legislative branch (the House of Commons) now controls the Public Accounts Committee and the Public Accounts Committee will probably bring down the new Martin government. Under a minority government, therefore, the legislative branch (the House of Commons) has a crude but effective check on the absolute power of the executive branch (the Cabinet). For a further explanation click here.

Imbeciles and Morons and Pat Buchanan It wasn't Prime Minister Jean Chretien, it was Francoise Ducros, the prime minister's director of communications, who, back in 2002, called Bush not a "natural imbecile" but a "moron". She later resigned (see the CTV story)

Pat Buchanan (see http://www.portaljuice.com/pat_buchanan.html) is a hell-raising, fight-at-the-drop-of-a-hat (sometimes physical) right-wing Irishman. He's part of PBS's The McLaughlin Group. He was a senior advisor to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan's Communications Director. He ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and came in second to Bob Dole. Buchanan did call Canada "Soviet Canuckistan" but not because of Duclos's remarks. The Canuckistan rant came when Canada balked at the U.S.'s photographing and fingerprinting Arab-Canadians trying to enter the U.S. See http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2002/10/31/3057.html

John Ashcroft, Bob Jones U and the Apocalypse U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft did not attend Bob Jones University but he is a supporter of that institution. Bob Jones is an "institution of higher learning" based upon a literal interpretation of the Bible and the Book of Revelation. The Book of Revelation was written by a person who was somewhat disoriented after spending 25 years in solitary confinement. Until the year 2000, Bob Jones U banned interracial dating (see the CNN story). Even though Ashcroft is the Attorney General of the United States, he is a Christian fundamentalist who is quite prepared to discard the rule of law as he did at Guantanamo. He believes that God has ordained, through the Book of Revelation, a battle (the Apocalypse) to be fought in the near future, a battle to the death between Fundamentalist Christianity and Islam (which, together with the Catholic Church, Ashcroft considers a religion of the devil). Ashcroft considers the Book of Revelation much more significant than the U.S. Constitution. Apparently George Bush Junior shares these views even though his father, former President Bush, is strongly opposed to them.

Donald Rumsfeld, War Lover "Apparatchik" is an old Soviet Russian term which has come to mean, universally, "an unquestionably loyal, subordinate, especially of a political leader of organization." The American Heritage�?�® Dictionary of the English Language, 2000. Old U.S. Navy fighter pilot Donald Rumsfeld is what John Hershey called a "war lover". Probably so is Osama Bin Laden, and most of the September 11 suicide pilots. In fact the love of war is pretty common among human beings. Often war lovers hide behind religion. Perhaps this phenomenon explains John Ashcroft and the Apocalypse lovers. (see "The Pity of War" by Neill Ferguson).


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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, August 02, 2004

Expense accounts - the directors of Canada Post are generous - CRTC Chairman is a piker

Two audits ordered by Auditor General Sheila Fraser reveal that, over an eight-year period, aging Liberal apparatchik politician and Canada Post President Andre Ouellet collected an average of $250,000 per year in undocumented expense claims. Ouellet had his way with Canada Post's treasury under the noses of its board of directors. The directors allowed Ouellet, himself, to approve the claims. Canada Post's directors, patronage appointments of the Chretien government, are Chair Vivian G. Albo of Winnipeg, Ouellet, Paul Cantor of Toronto, Gilles Champagne of (where else but Jean Chretien's old stomping ground) Grande Maire, Terri M. Lemke of Saskatoon, Michel Lemoine of Montreal, Gerald Prefontaine of Ottawa, Cedric E. Ritchie, former Chair and CEO of the Bank of Nova Scotia of Toronto, Anne Smith of Charlottetown and Louis P. Salley of Vancouver. Over half of the directors are lawyers. And the directors looked on or turned blind eyes while Ouellet awarded untendered contracts to villain of the Sponsorship Scandal LaFleur Communications Inc. and other Liberal pals. The directors of Canada Post have rejected any suggestion that they, as directors, are accountable to Canadian taxpayers for the raping and pillaging which took place. Auditors Deloitte and Touche delivered the audits to Canada's top civil servant, Privy Council Clerk Alex Himelfarb, on May 23, the day before Paul Martin Junior announced the June 28 election but Himelfarb withheld the reports from the public during the election campaign.

Meantime, Canada's official censor, the notorious Canadian Radio Television Commission (the "CRTC"), has recently cancelled the license of radio station CHOI in Quebec City. CHOI's offence - making derogatory remarks about the Mayor of Quebec, the daughter of Quebec's Attorney General's, the powerful publisher of Quebec City's biggest newspaper, local TV performers and other grandees. The weekend before last, 50,000 people marched in the streets of Quebec protesting the censorship. Last Tuesday NDP leader Jack Layton, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Quebec Premier Jean Charest came out in support of CHOI. The Civil Liberties Association suggested the mayor and his establishment friends should sue CHOI for libel, not muffle them in the CRTC. The week before last the CRTC had refused to allow Italian Canadians to view the television programs of Italian broadcaster RAI. The CRTC feared that RAI's programs would compete with Italian programs from a Liberal friendly Toronto TV station. At the same time, the CRTC has approved the anti-Semitic, Whabbi-connected Al-Jazeera network for viewing in Canada. The CRTC continues to deny Canadians the freedom to view America's most popular network, Fox.

In the expense department, however, the CRTC is frugal to a fault. The Eye Opener has learned that, in 2003, the expenses of the Chair of the CRTC, Charles Dalfen, amounted to just $1,035.09. Mr. Dalfen travels extensively and appears to be roomed, wined and dined like a feudal lord. In January of 2003, for instance, Bell Canada who appears regularly before the CRTC, hosted drinks and dinner for Dalfen and most of the other CRTC commissioners and senior bureaucrats. The Eye Opener wonders how Dalfenout, out of his $1,000 expense allotment, repaid Bell's hospitality. Under the Canadian Telecommunications Act Dalfen and his fellow commissioners have the power to enrich Bell to the tune millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars. But the dinner was "private", that is to say, the public and Bell's competitors at public hearings were excluded.


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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, July 26, 2004

Earnscliffe, fully in charge, clad in an open-neck Hawaiian sports shirt, appoints a cabinet

After single-handedly pulling the Liberal party out of the June 29 election fire, Paul Martin has allowed himself to be relegated to his old status of ventriloquated dummy (See our material on Paul Martin) and the Earnscliffe Strategy Group (See "Who is Earnscliffe, anyway?") has effortlessly restored itself to total control of the Government of Canada. Last week Earnscliffe appointed a cabinet.

No one advised veteran cabinet ministers before Tuesday that they were being dropped from cabinet. On Tuesday, in another display of Earnscliffian arrogance a long-long limousine deposited Earnscliffe boss David Hearle at the formal cabinet installation ceremony clad in an open-neck, loud Hawaiian sports shirt. Earnscliffe appointed Hamilton Liberal godfather Tony Valeri house leader - Valeri cannot speak French. And Earnscliffe appointed discredited separatist MP Jean Lapierre transport minister despite howls from Quebec Liberals for his removal from influence. The Gucci guys from Earnscliffe appointed maritime blabbermouth Andy Scott as Minister of Indian Affairs - during the APEC pepper spray inquiry Scott demonstrated a cynical contempt for civil rights, which aboriginals fully expect to be translated into an equal contempt for aboriginal rights. Earnscliffe enjoys bullying members of parliament and cabinet ministers but, like most bullies, is easily bullied itself. Pierre (the "Jackass") Pettigrew bullied Earnscliffe into appointing him Minister of Foreign Affairs. Westerners remember Pettigrew for his failure, over years and years, to resolve the softwood lumber dispute - God help our efforts to open the U.S. border to Alberta Beef. Appointed to Minister of the Environment was doctrinaire Ottawa-firster Stephen Dion. Dion will probably try to put Alberta in its place vis-a-vis the Kyoto Accord. Dion had been a Chretien supporter and was thrown out of the first Martin cabinet but he saved Earnscliffe's bacon in Quebec during the election campaign. With the exception of Dion, Earnscliffe was guided by neither competency or acceptability in its appointments - all that was needed was 100% loyalty to Paul Martin Junior (a.k.a. the Earnscliffe Strategy Group). This government will not last.


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The Calgary Eye Opener
Thursday, February 12, 2004

Jean Chretien did it

This morning we received yet another Email from Junior: "I've been thinking hardly and sincerely about this. Frankly and clearly - Jean Chretien did it!!!"
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Junior nominated for Comical Ali Disingenuity Award

This morning the Eye Opener received another Email from the same Old Timer (and we forwarded it to Junior): "I nominate Junior for the Comical Ali Disingenuity Award of the Year." Five minutes later we received a copy of an Email sent by a prominent Ottawa ventriloquist to the Old Timer: "Who is Comical Ali and 'disingenuity', what's that mean, Old Timer?" Two minutes later, back came a copy of the Old Timer's reply: "Boy, Ventriloquist, your memory is bad. Comical Ali is former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf who was dubbed "Comical Ali" for his deadpan insistence, last winter, that Iraqi forces were crushing invading Americans while American tanks paraded in the background up and down the streets of Baghdad. 'Disingenuity' that's Pincher-Creek-Speak for someone who is either (a) stupid or (b) thinks his audience is stupid or (c) both." One minute later we got a copy of Junior's reply: "O.K., already, I'll just say this about that - rogue bureaucrats did it. How's that for accountability? That's where the buck stops, the buck stops there at those underlings, as my good friend Conrad Black would call them."
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Junior Saw No Evil, Heard No Evil

The Eye Opener has received an Email from a character calling himself the Old Timer from Pincher Creek. "Re: The Quebec Sponsorship Scandal," it reads - "What did Paul Martin Junior, the Liberal Government's second in command, its Chief Financial Officer, its Senior Quebec Minister, Paul Martin Jr. who controlled the Liberal Party, whose Communications Director was in charge of the Sponsorship operation - I ask you - what did Junior know; how was he involved?" The Eye Opener forwarded the Email to Junior - Junior replied, "Old Timer, clearly and frankly and frankly and clearly, I share your pain, I'm mad as Hell and I won't take it anymore, Old Timer. Old Timer, let me be clear about this Old Timer. I didn't know nothin' about nothin'.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, June 14, 2004

More Panic

On Thursday the National Post reported the following projected seats in the June 28 election:
    • Conservatives 117 seats (versus 98 on May 28)
    • Liberals 112 (135 on May 28)
    • Bloc Quebecois 55 seats
    • NDP 24 seats.
Earnscliffe panicked and brought Junior home from the G-8 Summit to memorize his lines for today's and tomorrow's leadership debate. Agriculture minister Bob Speller has printed up stickers to cover the Liberal logo on his election signs. In Calgary South Centre, the Eye Opener resorted to a microscope to read the Liberal logo on Cheeky Julie Turnbull's signs - only 29% of South Centrites support her (versus 53% for Conservative apparatchik Lee Richardson). Former NDP premier, now Liberal, Ujjal Dosanjh will win his seat; Deputy Premier Anne McLellan is, with provincial Tory help, ahead by a hair in Edmonton; Ed Broadbent will win his seat hands down and so will Bantam Jack Layton, and so will famous poor little rich girl, Linda Stronach, and Joe Clark's protege, Scott Brison.

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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, June 07, 2004

Normandy - a geography lesson for Junior

On Saturday Junior Martin traveled to Normandy to partake in the D-Day ceremonies. The Earnscliffe Group, Junior's ventriloquist condemned other party leaders for not attending. But the other leaders knew that the original invasion had taken place in Normandy, not Norway - unlike Junior, they did not need a geography lesson.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, June 07, 2004

Time for the hook?

"Give them the hook," cried disenchanted Liberals. Last Friday an SES Research poll found many Canadians were leaving the Liberals, moving over to the Conservatives. 35% (down from 42%)of Canadians still support the Liberals 32% (up from 27%) support the Conservatives. 19% support the NDP. Give whom the hook? "The Guys from Earnscliffe, of course." But taking Earnscliffe away from Junior is like taking Saudi Arabia away from alQaeda. In Friday's poll 58% of Canadians said they wanted a change in government. And local Liberals (even Cheeky Julie Turnbull) haven't a chance.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, June 07, 2004

Shhhh!!! Don Kyoto and the the return of the NEP

On Thursday, David (Don Kyoto) Anderson announced he's in favour of a new NEP (the $60 billion Alberta stripping National Energy Policy). Anderson wants to tax every possible dollar out of that axis of evil, the oil and gas industry. The Earnscliffe Group still hopes to win seats in Alberta and see Anderson not as a crusading knight but as a loose cannon with his foot in his mouth. Earnscliffe called Anderson. He backed off forthwith and took after the automobile industry.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, May 31, 2004

Who is Earnscliffe, anyway?

“Who, what, where is this Earnscliffe?” emails a reader from Victoria. “Does he or she or it wander about on the misty moors of Yorkshire? Is Earnscliffe gay? Is Earnscliffe possessed of the devil? Damn poor journalism, Mr. Eye Opener, you prattle on and on about Earnscliffe - not one reader out of 100 knows the nature of this mysterious beast.” Reader in Victoria: You’ll learn nothing by looking at the Earnscliffe Strategy Group’s website, http://earnscliffe.ca/ - it is the tiniest site on the World Wide Web (it’s been a year since Earnscliffe promised to provide meaningful details). Well, Earnscliffe’s not a he and not a she and not an it – Earnscliffe’s all those things and many more. The Gucci Guys from Earnscliffe were the geniuses who brought us John (“Dipsy-Doodle”) Turner in 1984 – the Gucci guys forgot to script Turner’s defense in the Turner/Sam Slick Mulroney debates (Mulroney decked Dipsy real good) and the guys should have prohibited Turner from pinching bums on the campaign trail. When Turner cratered in 1990, the Gucci Guys were put out to pasture by Jean Chretien – only temporarily impoverished, Earnscliffe signed up Junior Martin – came back to Ottawa with Junior in 1993 and, according to super bureaucrat Ad scam fixer Chuck Guite, immediately used Junior to get themselves into the big time Liberal pork barrel. Earnscliffe loves conflicts of interest – while Canadian taxpayers pay Earnscliffe tens of millions per year for advice, corporate welfare bums and other Darwinian capitalists pay Earnscliffers Mike Robinson and Harry Near more than $800,000 per year to lobby and distort the interests of those same taxpayers. If they practiced law, Earnscliffers would lose their licenses to practice. We don’t know whether or not Earnscliffe lobbies for tobacco companies but we do know that Earnscliffe represents everything wrong in North American politics - Earnscliffers are lobbyists, advice artists, fixers, handlers, spin-doctors. Earnscliffe is Edgar Bergen to Junior’s Charlie McCarthy. They took control of the Liberal Party last year and script Junior’s every move and every word. Yes, Victoria, Earnscliffe runs Canada.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, May 24, 2004

Coming out Flubbing

Neither Earnscliffe nor Stephen Harper will win this election. The question is which one will flub out enough mistakes to lose it. Yesterday Martin Junior read an Earnscliffe scripted election announcement. In it Earnscliffe accused Conservative leader Stephen Harper of wanting to reduce taxes. Most Canadians, unlike Junior, pay huge taxes and resent them. It was pretty easy for Harper to sucker punch Junior with the “just tax me, I’m Canadian” line. But Harper himself quickly flubbed out “I consult with Brian Mulroney every day.” Canadians detest no one more than they detest Brian (“Sam Slick”) Mulroney.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, May 10, 2004

Slaying the Democratic Deficit

The day after he won the Saskatchewan election in June 1944, Tommy Douglas declared all elections thereafter would take place on a fixed date, the second Tuesday in June of every 4th year. After winning the Prime Ministership in December 2003, the Earnscliffe Group scripted a Junior speech. The Earnscliffe/Junior speech vowed to “demolish the democratic deficit” in Canadian politics. In his 16 years as Premier, Tommy Douglas consistently kept his word. In the 41/2 months following Junior’s ascension to the Prime Ministership, Earnscliffe has consistently broken its word.
Adscam
When the Parliamentary Adscam Committee got too close to home, Earnscliffe shut it down.
Sheila Copps
Calgarians hate Sheila Copps but Hamiltonians love their termagant MP. Copps opposed Earnscliffe’s Martin leadership bid. In March, Martin’s troops stacked Copps Hamilton nomination meeting and replaced her with Earnscliffe Godfather Tony Valenti.
Burnaby Douglas
Chinese Canadians Tony Kuo and Tony Lee worked for years building up support for their Liberal candidacies in the B.C. riding of Burnaby Douglas. Kuo and Lee filed their nomination papers in February. The Earnscliffe Guys ignored the papers and the papers have never been approved. After Burnaby Douglas NDP MP Svend Robinson pocketed a $50,000 wedding ring a week ago Saturday and fessed up after being caught, the shiny shoes from Earnscliffe cancelled a democratic nomination meeting, appointed fat cat Earnscliffe Co-conspirator Bill Cunnigham their Burnaby Douglas Liberal candidate - left Kuo and Lee swinging in the wind. In a TV appearance candidate Kuo broke into tears.
Fridhandler Mishandles Calgary
Earnscliffe Alberta boss Daryl Fridhandler is a stamp collector. A politician he is not. In Calgary South Centre, feisty little Liberal lawyer Julia Turnbull worked for two years building up her Liberal candidacy, signed up 1,400 new party member supporters, spent tens of thousands of dollars of her own money. Boss Fridhandler announced that the party would appoint former Police Chief Christine Silverberg Liberal candidate in South Centre – Earnscliffe thought Silverberg had a “high profile”. Turnbull would have none of it – she raised Hell. The guys from Earnscliffe promised Turnbull a $300,000 a year judicial appointment if she’d withdraw from the race. “No sir,” said Turnbull. “I want to be an MP (Cheeky Julie will never be a Liberal cabinet minister – that’s for sure)!" Protesters and defectors angrily deluged Fridhandler’s phone – seriously interrupting his stamp collecting activities. Silverberg, a collector not of stamps but of political allies and infinitely more politically savvy than Fridhandler, had not publicly committed to running and it was not difficult for her to back out. She did so. “I love the Law more the Politics,” said she (that’s a stretch says one who has observed Silverberg in action). It was now obvious that Turnbull would win her nomination hands down. So why not let her nomination meeting proceed smoothly. Not the Earnscliffe Guys – they refused to allow Calgarians to nominate Turnbull their candidate – they had to show Calgarians that Earnscliffe was boss so they appointed Turnbull by dictate – in the end Calgarians did not nominate her at a democratically constituted nomination meeting. How dumb can you get Guys? And Daryl, go back to collecting stamps – stamps don’t talk back.
Fixed Terms a la Tommy Douglas
Why didn’t the Earnscliffe Guys follow the Tommy Douglas Doctrine? Why did they not, last December, script a Junior speech reading: “My Fellow Canadians. I’m mad as Hell etc. etc ….. I’m going to demolish the democratic deficit. I’m announcing right here and now that our next election will take place March 1, 2004. Thereafter, elections will take place every four years on the first Monday in March ….. Period.”

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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, May 03, 2004

Meeting of the Two Juniors

Someone left the two Juniors facing directly into the sun. The squinting twosome were reminiscent of a birthday party of one-year-olds. Behind the shrubs (the meeting took place in the White House Rose Garden, so no pun is intended) lurked the Gucci Guys from Earnscliffe, Bush-baby-sitter Dick Cheney and family matriarch Barbara ("She Who Must be Obeyed") Bush. Bush Junior mumbled as to how Martin Junior was well briefed - Martin Junior had spent hours rehearsing his Earnscliffe prepared script and he is precociously better at memorizing than Junior Bush. Junior Bush didn't suck his thumb or talk to God and Junior Martin didn't mention D-Day in Norway. Both Juniors have had the world handed to them on a silver platter. Junior Bush is well into a tailspin that will end with a great kerplonck next November. Will Paul Junior precede him in June?
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, April 19, 2004

Hymnbook on Your Face – Getting the Svend Robinson Story Politically Correct

One thing about the Earnscliffe Strategy Group – the Earnscliffe choir all sing from the same Earnscliffe Hymnbook. Last Thursday Svend the Lightfingered confessed to having “pocketed”(his words not ours) a wedding ring on Easter Saturday. What a media bawl-fest – a victim was Svend of the stresses of high office and self-sacrifice – tears were heavily spiced with same-sex hugging and kissing. “How politically correct can you get!” marveled the Earnscliffe Group and, before you could say Charlie McCarthy, instructed each and every one of their talking dummies, including Junior, to wail aplenty and get out there and support Svend big time. In Halifax, Junior and, in Calgary, Liberal apparatchik Ian Scofield parroted the same speech, at the same time, word-for-word. But buried under tears and kisses was the fact that Svend is a too-clever-by-a-half lawyer and that it took five days for Svend to confess – and then only when he knew he was caught. Most of the Gucci Guys at Earnscliffe are spin-doctors not lawyers (you avoid disbarment that way) and Svend severely suckered them, Junior, Ian and all the rest of their talking menagerie.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, April 19, 2004

D-Day in Norway

According to his Earnscliffe scripted biography, Junior studied history at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. And graduated in law from the University of Toronto Law School at age 27. What kind of history did they teach at the University of Toronto in those long-ago days – Junior could have learned more at Bob Jones University or the DeVry Institute or Athabaska University? Last Wednesday Junior read an Earnscliffe prepared speech to 350 Canadian soldiers at Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick. “Sixty years ago, Canadians were working alongside their British and American allies,” he told the assembled soldiers, “planning for the invasion of NORWAY and the liberation of Europe.” Many lines and many minutes later, Junior repeated:“Today, it is every bit as important that Canada step forward – just as we did during the invasion of NORWAY?” Sure Earnscliffe wrote the speech. But Junior was already in school at the time of the most important event of the twentieth century, the invasion of NORMANDY, France on June 6, 1944 - thousands of Canadians died there. The son of a powerful Liberal cabinet minister, a child of privilege who always enjoyed access to Canada’s best minds, a graduate in history from the University of Toronto, supposedly leaned in the law, a presumably wanna-be leader, Junior read the speech. Earnscliffe portrays Junior as a self-made shipping mogul motivated by his overwhelming love of the sea. Earnscliffe have trained Junior to shed a tear or two when he speaks of the sea. Yet Junior knows nothing of the greatest sea story of all time. Junior will not remember nor will the Earnscliffe Guys remember, the long-forgotten words of a man of history, Harry S. Truman. “Where does the buck stop, Junior, the buck stops here.” And Truman, we’re sure would have agreed with our own Bob Edwards who believed that any politician who read a speech prepared by someone else and any spin doctor who wrote one for a politician should be jailed for fraud.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, April 12, 2004

Helping Killers make a Decent Buck – Butting Out the Anti-Smoking Campaign

We don’t know whether or not the Guys from Earnscliffe lobby for Canadian tobacco companies. When Earnscliffe scripted Junior’s bio they, of course, left unmentioned Junior’s years of faithful service on the Board of Directors of Imperial Tobacco Limited (Canada’s number one killer). Imperial paid Junior fat fees and God only knows what other consideration. Upon coming to power, Earnscliffe has put the Federal Government’s anti-tobacco campaign on hold – after all a coalition of health groups claim that the campaign helped dramatically reduce Canadian smoking rates and Imperial’s profits.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, April 12, 2004

Sheila Copps - What goes around - Comes around?

Last December, Shreikin’ Sheila Copps blatantly defied the Earnscliffe Strategy Group, refused to support Junior’s leadership campaign, worshipped ‘T-Jean Chretien, ran against the poor little rich guy and his band of Earnscliffian shiny shoes. On March 3, accused of conducting a vendetta against their enemies, the Chretien Cronies, why, quicker than Charlie McCarthy, the Gucci Guys from Earnscliffe ventriloquated a “Who, me?” out of Junior. Five days later, however, the very same Gucci Guys stacked Copp’s nomination meeting, replaced Copps with Earnscliffe Godfather Tony Valeri. Yesterday Sheila announced she will soon release a tell-it-all account of her days in politics. We don’t expect the book (Title - “No Honour Among Thieves”?) will be kind to Junior. Earnscliffe hopes the Copps’ book doesn’t hit the bookshelves before the upcoming election – another reason not to delay the election date. Earnscliffe should remember, too, that another Sheila will eventually drop another shoe – any day Auditor General Sheila Fraser could table her report on what happened to the $161 Million granted to Junior’s off-shore steamship line during Junior’s ten year term as finance minister. And if Junior flunks out in the election, it is likely Copps will take over the party. Sheila Copps takes no prisoners.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Bring on the Shills

Angry taxpayers continued to batter Paul Junior Martin and his spin doctors over the Sponsorship Scandal. Yesterday, David (Don Kyoto) Anderson was caught with his fingers in the sponsorship cookie jar. Yesterday, bureaucrats leaked the fact that an Ernst & Young audit in 1996 had warned the Liberal Government that the Sponsorship program was crooked - Martin, the second in command of the government at that time, had previously claimed that he first learned of the scandal only in 2003. Martin's spin-doctors today inundated CBC's "The Current" with phone calls from Liberal shills posing as objective listeners. The shills praised Martin for facing the angry taxpayer mob. Last Sunday, on CBC's "Cross Country Checkup", the shill strategy seemed to work. Anne Medina hosted Cross Country Checkup - Rex Murphy, who had savaged Martin a week before and who screens out shills, was nowhere to be heard.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Ethics Excuser still operating

Tooth-brush-mustachioed Ethics Counselor Howard ("Hear No Evil/See No Evil") Wilson still lives and breathes. Yesterday the lap dog ethics excuser admitted he had hastily dismissed complaints concerning Quebec patronage boss Alfonso Gagliano - he had interrupted Gagliano's assistants from their busy tasks of pillaging the public purse, asked them if all was on the up and up - "As long as its O.K. with you, it's O.K. with me," said the No Evil Ethics Commissioner, jauntily. Wilson enjoys an unblemished record of saying yes to everything. While then Finance Minister Paul Junior's taxpayer subsidized ships avoided hundreds of millions in Canadian taxes, Hear No Evil blew the future Prime Minister a kiss of approval. While the Canadian Business Development Bank shoveled cash into Chretien's Shawinigate Shenanigans, Speak No Evil whispered "OOOOK". While a hold full of bunker sea crude poured into the Gulf of St. Lawrence from a sunken K.C. Irving rust bucket tanker See No Evil approved Environment Minister David ("Don Kyoto") Anderson's free fishing trip at Irving's lodge on the Miramachi.. Even the pot called the kettle black - even Alberta's retired Ethics Commissioner Bob ("Dr. Yes") Clark (who whitewashed the Klein-Big Mike Lobsinger-MultiCorp scandal) condemned Wilson. In the course of his non-activities, Hear No Evil-See No Evil last year ran up an expense tab of over $250,000 has received yea-saying bonuses each year. Prime Minister Paul Junior Martin has shown no inclination to rid us of Wilson. The democratic deficit is with us still.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Thursday, February 19, 2004

The democratic deficit lives on

The democratic deficit continues. The Liberals go on paying Toronto advertising firms for harmless anti-smoking commercials (vetted in advance by tobacco companies) and Canadian Deposit Insurance commercials (vetted in advance by the banks) telling Canadians to put their savings in banks. Today, Martin Junior successfully lobbied to have Jane Stewart of Human Resources fiasco fame appointed to the United Nations. Martin Junior orders Liberals to vote for the gun control registry. Martin will not set fixed dates for elections or reform the Senate. Martin continues to support the unscientific but politically correct Kyoto Accord.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Creatures of all kinds leave the sinking ship

Today Liberal MP John Bryden quit the Liberal Party in disgust and self-interest, "It's simply a question that I've lost confidence in Mr. Martin." Today Liberal support has sunk to 35%.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, February 16, 2004

Junior loses big time

In the wake of the shoot-out at Cross Country Checkup, Liberal Party support has fallen from 48% to 39%. The Conservatives are up to 27% and closing. Conservative candidate Walter Robinson says that Martin Junior is 2004's John Turner (the bum-pinching, hard-drinking Toronto lawyer who Martin Junior's present supporters hoisted into power in 1984 - his antics and incompetencies quickly removed him from power). Gloated the National Post today, "The Liberal Grip on Power is Slipping." At 1:28 PM today, a Calgary Herald Poll asked, "Do you feel Paul Martin was aware of the sponsorship scam prior to the Auditor General's report?" - 79.69% said "Yes".
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Sunday, February 15, 2004

The Shoot-out at Cross Country Check Up

This afternoon, CBC's Cross Country Check Up and Paul Martin Junior's ventriloquists put Junior in the ring with Rex Murphy and a mob of indignant taxpayers. Murphy tries for a knockout - he baits the tantrum-prone plutocrat - he hopes Junior will stomp out of the program in mid-stream. With no preliminary sparing, Rex pummels Junior unmercifully, puts the boots to him, then turns him over to the taxpayers. Taxpayer after taxpayer scolds and insults and asks unanswerable questions. Junior fidgets, shifts his eyes, ah-ah-ah's, crimsons. Only five Martin shills get through Murphy's phone screeners. Martin repeats, time after time, "I want to get back to important matters, education and health (Has he forgotten about his many years as a director of Imperial Tobacco?)." "Postpone the next election," crys caller after caller. The scolds, insults, embarrassing questions keep coming. Martin tries to throw up meaningless smokescreens: "In Canada there are three levels of Government - Municipalities are best." "David Suzuki is a great guy." "The Auditor General does a tremendous job." "The Westray Mine disaster was an example of accountability [sic]." "My dad was a wonderful fellow". After two hours, Martin protests, "I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their Prime Minister is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. If I knew anything, I'll resign" At the end, Martin refuses to shake Rex's hand.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Friday, February 13, 2004

Junior has a lapse of memory

This morning the National Post Headlined its main story: "MARTIN WAS URGED IN 2002 [by the Liberal Party's National Policy Chairman]: -] TO LOOK INTO SPONSORSHIPS." The Post displayed the chairman's letter to Junior on page 1. Responded Junior: "I can't remember nothin' about nothin'." At noon we received another Email from the Pincher Creek Old Timer: "My nomination of Junior for the Comical Ali Award stands. Even 80% of Quebecois don't believe him."
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Thursday, February 12, 2004

Jean Chretien is an honourable man

This afternoon we received yet another Email from Junior: "But, after more thought, let me be very clear - Jean Chretien is an honourable man."
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, February 09, 2004

Paul Martin's missing $161 Million - 117,518% Discrepancy

Last year Liberal yes-man Don Boudria reported that Paul Martin and his companies had received "only" $137,000 in government benefits in the past 11 years. Last Friday, another Liberal yes-man, Jacques Saada, confessed that, because of "crazy, stupid oversights and clerical errors", Boudria had understated Martin's benefits to the tune of $161 million and change. That's an 117,518% gain - more than the interest Martin's old bank buddies charge on their credit cards! What were the Gucci shoed Earnscliffe Strategy (a.k.a. Spin Doctor) Guys (who engineered Martin into the Prime Ministership and ventriloquate him still from inside and outside the Prime Minister's Office [Guys outside the Prime Minister's Office can lobby the Government but Guys inside can't]) going to do? "We need a smokescreen!" said one slick Guy. "Yeh," strategized another. "I got it, let's shove the whole thing over to the Auditor General. Let's have Paul order her to study the matter. That's the Canadian way - do a study. That way if anyone asks about this 117,518% discrepancy thing, Paul can come back with, as slick as a whistle: 'I can't answer thhhat, it's before the Auditor General!!!'" "Brilliiiiant," swooned a third Guy. It didn't work, when a frazzled Martin squeaked out the "Before the Auditor General" routine yesterday, Conservative Grant Hill shot back: "What d'ya need the Auditor General for, just phone your sons at Canada Steamship Lines (last fall Martin pretended to turn his companies over to his sons)." "Just phone the boys!" harrumphed Hill, as millions watched on TV. It was every Earnscliffe Guy's worst nightmare. And had they forgotten that Sheila Fraser, the Auditor General is a loose cannon by Liberal standards? God only knows what she'll say in her report. And were all of Martin's offshore tax benefits counted in the $161 Million? Bet your shirt they weren't. And that's really the issue - Martin made his money on the backs of the Canadian taxpayer. Martin, as Minister of Finance, could have closed the tax shelter loopholes which exempted him from tax and he didn't. Martin had a conflict of interest and he abused it big time. That's the issue.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, February 09, 2004

Conflict of Interest, Barbados Style

On Thursday, accountants estimated that, between 1995 and 2002, (while Paul Martin was Minister of Finance) Martin set up five dummy companies in Barbados and used the companies to force other Canadian taxpayers to pay an additional $103 million in income taxes. The Barbados gambit was not counted in the $161 Million of benefits Martin disclosed on Friday. We don't know how much else in additional taxes Martin avoided through companies he set up in Vanuatu, the Bahamas, Liberia and Cyprus.
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The Calgary Eye Opener
Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Whose Flag should Martin Fly?

The NDP has set up a special website, www.flyourflag.ca, to make the most of Martin's conflicts of interest. Whose flag should Martin fly - Liberia's, Cyprus', the Bahamas', Vanuatu's. In all of them the living is easy for Paul - no taxes - no environmental or safety regulations - sweatshop wages for his crews. Martin has registered five of his steamships inVanuatu, five in the Bahamas, five in Liberia, one in Cyprus. The Eye Opener wonders: Has Martin added insult to injury? Were any of Martin's Vanuatu, Bahamian, Liberian or Cypriot ships subsidized by the Canadian taxpayer?
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ORIGINAL STORY

The Calgary Eye Opener
Monday, December 15, 2003
Paul Martin - Charlie McCarthy - Freddy The Free Loader
"Paul Martin"

Canadian TV, radio and newspapers have entirely covered up the true story of Paul Martin Jr., Canada's newly installed Prime Minister. Canadians respect self-made men and women. Paul Martin Jr. has pretended to be a self-made man. Nonsense. -- Quebec's notorious Power Corp hired Junior right out of law school because Junior was the son of Paul Martin Sr., a powerful Liberal cabinet minister. Power Corp has always survived and prospered by channeling taxpayers money to politicians, an indirect form of legalized bribery. Power Corp suckled Martin Jr., transferred an entire transportation company, Canada Steamship Lines, over to Martin Jr. Recently Martin, Jr. complained that Canada is governed by "who you know". Who he knew is the source of Martin Jr.'s wealth. Canada's TV, Canada's radio, Canada's newspapers have always known that Martin Jr. is not self-made. By not telling Canadians, Canada's media has deliberately misrepresented Martin Jr. to Canadians. The media has never asked how Martin Jr.'s ships were financed, whether or not the Canadian taxpayer subsidized them. Would the taxpayers of Canada vote for a child of privilege as opposed to a self-made man? The media haven't got the guts to find out. And the media have covered-up the freeloader issue.

For Paul Martin Jr. is a freeloader, a corporate welfare bum. Canadian taxpayers pay the highest taxes in the developed world. Many Canadians are working people. Canadians want a clean environment. Martin Jr. has registered as many of his ships as possible offshore. Canadian laws allow Canadian residents to shelter 100% of their offshore income from Canadian taxes, rape the overseas environment, pay their workers sweatshop wages. Talk about conflict of interest, Martin Jr. "served" as Canada's Minister of Finance for 9 years but always supported the massive tax loophole. In fact, Junior allowed his non-taxed companies to return their ill-gotten gains to Canada, tax-free. You and I are paying Junior's taxes. By registering offshore, Junior doesn't pay Canadian income taxes on the ships' profits, doesn't have to treat his workers according to Canada's labour standards, doesn't have to obey environmental laws. For years TV, radio, newspapers have known Martin Jr. is a freeloader. Would the taxpayers of Canada vote for a freeloader, an enemy of labour and an enemy of the environment? The media haven't got the guts to find out. Then there is the cover-up of the tobacco issue.

For years Paul Martin Jr. served as a director of Imasco, Canada's largest psychopathic tobacco company. Martin, Jr. ignored the health of the Canadian people, presided over Imasco's bribery of politicians, seduction of children. Then there is the campaign contributions downplay.

For Paul Martin Jr. ran for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada - became Prime Minister. But Paul Martin Jr. has refused to tell the Canadian people where his campaign funds came from. The Canadian media have done their very best to ignore the issue.

We suspect that, if the Canadian people knew the facts, Paul Martin Jr. and the Liberal Party led by him would be thrown out of office tout de suite. But Canadian TV, radio, newspapers haven't got the guts to give the Canadian people the facts.

The Calgary Eye Opener


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