Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Seats for Quebec?

I believe in rep by pop, so I think the west and Ontario deserve 30 more seats.Quebec should not get more seats. It's population is not growing relative to the rest if the country. The dippers are pandering to their new base, but that is not surprising. Mad mulcair can rant and rave all he wants. It looks like he won't be dipper leader and that is probably a good thing for Canada.

OTTAWA — Federal Heritage Minister James Moore needs a lesson in Canadian heritage when it comes to the question of whether Quebec deserves more House of Commons seats, NDP deputy leader Thomas Mulcair said Monday.

Mulcair, who is contemplating a run for the party's leadership, said B.C.'s senior cabinet minister is wrong to accuse the official Opposition of "pandering" to Quebec because it has 59 seats in the province.

Moore levelled the charge last week when he blasted the NDP for insisting that Quebec, as well as fast-growing B.C, Alberta and Ontario, deserves more seats when electoral boundaries are next redistributed based on the 2011 census.

Update from my friend James Bowden.

8 comments:

The Pundits' Guide said...

Hasn't L. Ian MacDonald supported exactly the same proposal as what Mulcair is referring to?

maryT said...

Watch support for the ndp to go down in BC if those dippers support Mulcair and more seats for Quebec.
If Layton and Mulcair spent 5 yrs building its base in Que, why no Prov ndp party and why only fewer than 2000 members.
And if those new mps were elected by non ndp members, how deep is their support for next time.

Roy Eappen said...

http://www.lianmacdonald.ca/columns/gazette/20100407.html

I think he was just talking about the Charlottetown Accord, but I will ask him the next time I see him>

Anonymous said...

I see you are blogging on your hypocrites hiring a $90k per day consultant to cut gov't. expenses.

Smart move Mary.

maryT said...

How many have been hired, how many depts will they go thru, and how much waste will they find. That money is not for one person/day.
How many jobs have been created with this contract. Isn't that what the opposition is calling for. 65 depts to be investigated so that could be 65 jobs. Then of course all those people will have to have staff, computers blah blah.
How much is it costing air canada per day for all those potential strikers.
Anyone can throw figures out there without a breakdown.
I compare it to every agency, charity whatever saying x number of children die/day from starvation, or women from breast cancer or aids or whatever. And no one checks the figures.

The Pundits' Guide said...

OK, I'll be interested to hear the answer. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is beyond ridiculous. The country is heavily in debt, we are heading into a double dip recession in the new year and what is this so called “conservative” government doing? Well why not spend a fortune and ad more seats to the house of commons, yes indeed, more MP salaries, expensive staff, expensive offices, more pensions…more money flushed down the toilet yearly. This will cost the taxpayers millions upon millions more yearly. Just sickening!!!

Here is some free advice idiots. Reduce the amount of seats where the provinces are over represented such as Kebec. This fixes the problem without costing a fortune. No need to cost country a fortune and ad all these new seats. Its pretty simple, reduce the amount of seats in certain provinces and in turn the provinces now underrepresented will be represented properly. Rep by pop!!! No more new seats, especially for Kebec, they are over represented already.

We have enough politicians already costing us way too much money. Think dummies, think!!! Stop wasting our money!!!

maryT said...

I have a better idea, how about taking the amt of the cost of running the HofC, re mps, and just divide it equally to include the new seats. No additional funds needed, and I am sure all those mps could do with a lot less. Then make the pension payout on number of terms served instead of years. And, not payable till age 65. And no more payouts to mps when they get fired to relocate.

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