Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Making Politics Out Of Tragedy

The terrible shooting in Toronto that saw two people killed and 24 injured elicited this response from Julian Fantino and Rob Nicholson. I have no words to express my feeling toward this craven exploitation of tragedy:

Joint statement by ministers Julian Fantino and Rob Nicholson:

Our Government was very saddened to hear about this shooting in Toronto last night. We condemn this brazen shooting and extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families. Canadians are concerned about violent crime, that’s why over the past six years our Government has introduced tough-on-crime legislation, like the Safe Streets and Communities Act, to keep dangerous criminals and gang members off the streets and out of our communities. We have also taken steps to ensure our border is open to legitimate travel and trade but closed to criminals and gun smugglers.

Our Conservative Government has introduced mandatory minimum penalties for all serious firearms offences. We call on the Opposition to support victims and our actions to improve the safety of Canadian families. Canadians can count on us to stand up for victims and to continue strengthening our justice system so that those who commit serious crimes, particularly with firearms, serve serious jail time. Illegal guns and the criminals who use them have no place in our society.

Our Government is committed to ensuring criminals are held fully accountable for their actions and that the safety and security of law-abiding Canadians comes first in Canada’s justice system.

May there be a special place in hell for those two.

1 comment:

  1. So .. which of those two questionable lads do ya think 'wrote' that position pitch cack, preceded by a compulsory one dull line of federal bereavement & sympathy?

    You don't think either of them wrote it? Well, hell .. then who wrote it?

    Stephen? A Conservative lawyer? A Government lawyer? A legal aide or page boy? It was probably cut and pasted from previous propaPCganda plonk but got the necessary 15 or 20 signatures to move up to Steve himself.. or Ray Novak .. or mebbe John Baird if Steve was off rodeoing.