The West wanted in, Stephen, and you were supposed to be our man!
Date: Tuesday, February 14 2006
Topic: Canadian Politics
The Angry Albertan
Well, Stephen, it didn't take long for you to forget the grass roots, did it? You weren't even sworn in before you sold out the people who brought you to the office of Primer Minister, in the first place.
I thought we were going to witness the dawn of a new balance of power in Canada; a beautiful day, where the time of the West being dominated by the Bay Street Bullies and the separatists were over. The West wanted in, Stephen, and you were supposed to be our man.
Yet, what does your first Cabinet reveal? Nine Ministers from Ontario and five Ministers from Quebec! Let me get this straight, Steven, Alberta delivers you all 28 seats and you see fit to reward her with three three Cabinet Ministers, besides yourself? BC Delivers you 17 seats, yet you only see fit to reward her with 4 Cabinet posts?
By comparison, you have ten MPs elected from Quebec and you reward four of them with Cabinet positions and you hand Public Works and Government Services - the department responsible for handling contracts - to Michael Fortier, a gorf from Montreal who wasn't even elected? How does THAT fit in with a triple-E Senate, Mr. Prime Minister? Oh wait; he was a critical part of your campaign, so that kind of blatant patronage is okay, right? I'm Sure Michael Fortier will be as committed to the conservative movement and the West as Lucien Bouchard was.
Yes, indeed, let's compare the 14 Cabinet Ministers representing Central Canada with the staggering eight, EIGHT Cabinet Ministers from Alberta and BC. Bearing in mind, of course, that one of those Cabinet Ministers is yourself and another is David Emerson - a man who was a member of the corrupt Liberal Cabinet you swore to chase off, like scalded dogs. Are we supposed to be happy that this Martinite prostitute took the 30 silver coins you offered him? Less than two weeks ago, David Emerson, after the election, told the cameras and anyone who would listen that he would be your worst nightmare. How prophetic those words may become. You cried the loudest when Belinda broke poor Peter's heart. Now you pull the same stunt before the moving van even has a chance to pull up to 24 Sussex Drive?
[Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on February 14, 2006]