While Conservatives never need an excuse to drum up a bit of cash (they're experts at it), I note this new fundraising letter with interest. Most intriguing, perhaps, is the mention of a full review on affirmative action. Did I not see Stockwell Day say last week on TV that the system was working great? Drive on, nothing to see here? So why the mention again? I guess we can only conclude that people who don't like affirmative action also have deep pockets.
Meanwhile, I'm aboard the Liberal Express, and apparently this should scare the bejesus out of me. I wish someone had warned me first.
Sent: Fri, July 30, 2010 4:11:33 PM
Subject: Getting things done.
Getting things done... In English | Friday, July 30, 2010
The "dog days of summer" are with us, and Michael Ignatieff's "Just Visiting Express" is making its way across the country. It's clear Ignatieff is on the road for one reason only...to improve his image. He is desperately trying to change his image from elitist visiting professor to man of the people.
But while the Liberal leader grasps at style, your Conservative Government is focused on getting things done. We're working hard to bring prosperity, security, and a bright future for Canadians through our efforts at home and abroad. In recent weeks we've announced: Investments to deliver our armed forces with the tools they need to get the job done overseas. Agreements with the US, strengthening our commitment to open borders and free markets with our largest trading partner. Strategic investments in research facilities and equipment at colleges and polytechnic institutes across Canada. Improvements to our security by imposing increased sanctions against Iran. Re-affirmed support for abolishing the long-gun registry. The launch of a review of affirmative action hiring practices to ensure federal hiring is fair. Continued strategic investments across the country to create jobs now, and jobs for the future.
While Mr. Ignatieff continues his awkward pursuit of photo ops, Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues his solid leadership. His steady hand has already brought us through an economic crisis that swept the entire world. His continued leadership means a united Canada with low taxes, freedom, and prosperity at home and a higher standing in the international community.
The alternative is almost too scary to think about-a Coalition government in Ottawa. Canada would be put in the hands of socialists, separatists, and Liberals, "led" by a visiting professor after 34 years away. Meddling government, high taxes, and weak leadership would be just the beginning. There's only one way to prevent this nightmare from becoming reality-a Conservative majority government. And there's only one way that this can happen-through the support of Canadians like you. The stakes are high and your help is crucial. Please, make a contribution of $200 or $100 right now by following this link. Your support is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Irving R. Gerstein, C.M., O.Ont. Chair, Conservative Fund Canada Conservative Party of Canada 1204-130 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4