Monday, May 31, 2010

A huge pot of taxpayer dollars!

Gary Thomas has left a new comment on your post, "Vic Populi's back everybody!"

David Chartrand understands public relations/propaganda as well as anyone. And he has a huge pot of taxpayer money to make sure he gets good Press. He (6 words deleted) and the others ... well ... their proposals just were not good enough. The government goes along because for $27,000,000 David Chartrand is not organizing rallies against them and generating bad Press. It's not the government's money either and they get political peace for the money they allocate to the MMF.

Between the government and the MMF no one cares what is done with the money so long as we have the appearance of peace and order. Rod Bruinooge, Shelly Glover,Vic Toews, where are you? The average Metis citizen is losing out. Your help is needed. And if you don't act here, you have no moral right to complain about waste of tax-dollars ever again in your political career.
Dear Mr. Thomas:

Thank you for writing your points are well taken. Sorry but we thought it better to delete a few words. Corporate Team TRACHTENBERG - chartrand are notorious pathological litigators.

Ever notice how politicians loath to get involved until a situation becomes a scandal and they risk losing votes. Case in point - the Sagkeeng First Nations Virginia Fontaine Addictions Founation of a few years ago. It wasn't until the Globe and Mail ran a front page story detailing how a Health Canada Assistant Deputy Minister and workers from the Foundation had been spotted on a Caribbean that the federal government finally intervened.

Perhaps the situation is made worse by the federal/provincial governments not wishing to be seen as interferring in the governance of Aboriginal organizations.

Clare L. Pieuk


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gary Thomas wrote an interesting piece, but he really shouldn't advocate for Rod Bruinooge, Shelly Glover and Vic Toews to fix the ills of the MMF, and of government laissez-faire. These MP's are too well schooled to not know that if they made waves, David would turn things around to make them appear anti-Metis. What MP's or MLA's do you see talking against the Aboriginal right to self-government?

In reality, is it not for the Grassroots Metis people to take a stand? And where are they? You read what David Charette had to say. Grassroots are scared to get their privileges taken away to take a stand. You remember what Ferdinand used to say before he pulled the drapes on his site?

I hate to say it, but we are in an era of very low Metis political will amongst the people. We're in the era of the Couch-Metis, and happy with the status quo. It's like - OK - if the MMF will get me a harvester card, or if so and so will go to court for more hunting rights, great, I'll sit here and watch and take advantage of what they do for me. But I'm not going to go in public and say anything that might embarass me.

No one, except for you Clare, and you're not even Metis, is willing to stick their little necks out and take a stand against what is not right.

Oilfield Metis

1:23 PM  

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