Friday, April 25, 2014

Everyone's A Politician

At least that might seem to be a reasonable inference to draw given people's increasing capacity not to answer questions that make them uncomfortable or expose a weakness in their position.

I have listened to Dan Kelly, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, twice recently. Like a politician, he keeps 'on-message' with something that approaches either Pavlovian or messianic proportions. Watch the following brief clip as he talks about the virtues of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program; note how he operates when Don Martin asks what seems to be an eminently reasonable question:



4 comments:

  1. Wow! What a jackass. He is basically saying that Canadians are superior and don't want to do menial jobs. Menial jobs are meant for foreigners. What planet this moron comes from.

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    1. And notice how he just brushes aside the question about wages and working conditions.

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  2. .. maybe Dan Kelly could comment on how many Canadian families are OK with having imported nannies doing the actual raising of their children... ?
    and driving Escalades, Mercedes & Navigators & chatting on a cel phones while doing so.. then walking the dog(s) too ? And looking after the grocery shopping.. coordinating the pool cleaning and landscaping and picking up the master or mistresses' dry cleaning or calling 911 or security or caterers when required .. or is that just, 1% or so that actually hire that kind of 'help'

    Mr Kelly is adrift.. its as if he believes there are no actual Canadian dairy or beef farmers up at 4 AM, no vintners, miners, firefighters, truck farmers, no housekeeping staff or cafe servers, no Canadians pumping gas, or fixing his toilet when its plugged. Best he do his homework, along with mr jason Kenney, and start examining Craigslist want ads carefully .. or at least get an unpaid intern to do so for them ..

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    1. I think, Salamander, that Mr. Kelly would be quite comfortable having us believe that Canadians far and wide fancy themselves as wannabe plantation owners who would be quite content with indentured servitude as the status quo. That may be true, but probably mainly of the fabled 1%, which is probably the constituency for which he speaks.

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