Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorter
Chrétien, on the other hand, was a complete scumball. What a piece of work! Vindictive, manipulqative, arrogant, corrupt, violent.....I really can't think of a good think to say about him.
Colpy, try “he cleaned up the huge, gigantic mess left by Mulroney. He turned Canada’s economy around; it went from being a basket case to roaring ahead like a lion. For his efforts, Canadian rewarded him with three back to back majorities.”
Yep. He was fiscally responsible. So was Lucky Luciano.
And, as I've said before, his job was made much easier by the burgeoning gov't revenues brought on by the swelling economy........his task was made easy by the GST and Free Trade. Both things the Liberals promised to dump. They lied, of course.
Now, let's go to the negatives about Chretien:
The FIRST thing he did in office was cancel a badly needed helicopter contract....which cost several hundred million dollars in penalties for nothing,.
except several dead Canadian soldiers.
Then he spent the rest of his time in office changing the military requirements so that when the chopper finally was chosen, it wouldn't be the Cormorant....the best offered....as that would have been a political embarassment. So we still don't have choppers.
He took 100 million dollars from the military so he and cabinet could fly around in style in a new Dash 7......while soldiers' families were gouing to food banks, and the military could not afford rifle ammunition.
He spent most of his time in office trying to cut Paul Martin's throat.....while Martin tackled the deficit.
He oversaw the Sponsorship scandal, the theft of at least 25 million, and probably over 100 million dollars of taxpayers' money, with the help of the Montreal mob. Remember? The President of the Quebec Liberal Party was so terrified he initially refused to testify at the inquiry. Chretien was in office, and responsible, and he knew.
He used his position to get money for a convicted felon.....a friend....that owed him money.
He brought Galliano into cabinet....a man accused in New York courts by a Mafia informant of being a made member of the Mafia. How would he even have HEARD of Galliano???
He protected the above-named scumball from corruption charges by making him an ambassador.....unbelieveable!
He used the RCMP as his own personal Gestapo.......at APEC, against Mulrooney, to find the source when newspapers released documents that exposed his corruption, and most shockingly, in a personal vendetta against the President of the BDC when he refused to go along with corrupt loans.
He assaulted a protester.
He ignored the will of Parliament.
He wasted billions on an idiotic and unworkable gun registry, which includes several clauses that are obvious violations of the Charter.
As i've said before, his greatest achievement was making that other arsehole Mulrooney look like a relatively honest man.
But he did make the fiscal trains run on time.
If you liked Chretien, You'd have LOVED Mussolini.
Scum. Absolute scum.
The scary thing is I could go on.........