Archive for May 17th, 2012

Who are Joe Oliver and Tony Clement?

- May 17th, 2012

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of “joe jobs” federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and Treasury Board President Tony Clement have done in their lives, wonder no longer.  Reporters in Ottawa asked and found out – probably in response to a kerfuffle over proposed changes to Employment Insurance.

Let’s start with Oliver.  Journalists managed to fire off a few questions at him after question period in the Commons on Thursday.  You may be surprised to find out what the cabinet minister used to do to make ends meet.  Here’s a transcript of the scrum with journalists: Read more…

That’s awesome timing

- May 17th, 2012

The upcoming U.N. Me will no doubt be a hit when it comes out. From the website:

In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart of the United Nations, filmmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff show how an organization created to ennoble mankind now actually enables evil and sows global chaos. U.N. Me takes us on a harrowing and darkly humorous tour of the U.N.’s scandalous disregard for the people and principles it was founded to defend. Along the way we learn:

How a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed in Cote d’Ivoire fired into a crowd of unarmed protesters, injuring and killing dozens, and how the U.N. failed to investigate.

How the largest U.N. humanitarian effort ever conceived, the Oil for Food Program, devolved into one of the biggest scams in the history of the world, and how the U.N. never disciplined or fired the culprits.

How the organization that ought to be leading the international effort to eradicate terrorism cannot, nearly a decade after 9/11, agree on a definition of “terrorism.”

How the U.N.’s Human Rights Council prolonged the genocide in Darfur by attempting to discredit the urgent recommendations of its own investigative team.

Memo to Olivier de Schutter

- May 17th, 2012

Hey buddy, here’s a real food crisis you could go investigate instead of hanging around Canada hobnobbing with fellow leftist snobs and hectoring a successful country on behalf of failed ones.

UN Special Rapporteur on the

Five million people in South Sudan face famine and you’re here whining that we ended the Wheat Board monopoly and our minimum wage isn’t high enough?