Thursday, October 08, 2015

A Politics 101 Primer for Rat Face!

Good Day Readers:

It's hard to believe "Rat Face" could be so stupid! Does he really believe you can remove politics from politics? "It's who you know in the PMO!" to which CyberSmokeBlog would add that's the way its always been and will continue even with Tom Mulcair as Prime Minister notwithstanding.

Hard to believe "Rat Face" is so "....ing" stupid but then again it's probably that cheap, on sale too tight Hudson Bay underwear that's making him talk stupid yet again!

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk
Pat Martin says NDP government would take politics out of appointments

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Winnipeg Centre NDP candidate says an NDP government would remove and possibility of political interference in organizations such as the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. (CBC News)

Pat Martin, who is running to keep his seat for Winnipeg Centre, calls the Canadian Museum for Human Rights a "prime example of an abuse of the appointments process," and promises a solution to the problem under an NDP government.

Martin referred to reports of influence by the federal government on the content of the museum through the board of directors and that some of those directors are political appointees.

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Martin says if the New Democrats are elected they would install a non-partisan Public Appointments Commission to oversee appointments to federal boards of museums and other institutions.

The idea is similar to one set up by the Conservatives in the spring of 2006 as a centrepiece of its accountability policy. The commission was to oversee the appointment for hundreds of federal boards and agencies, removing political patronage from the process.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper scrapped the commission after federal opposition parties voted down his appointment of an Alberta businessman and friend to be its first commissioner.
Pat Martin says if the New Democrats are elected they would install a non-partisan Public Appointments Commission to oversee appointments to federal boards of museums and other institutions.

Martin said an NDP government would install a "functioning, robust" commission, saying nothing offends Canadians more than the standard for an appointment being "who you know in the PMO."

Martin said allegations of political interference at the Winnipeg-based national museum "tarnish the reputation of the CMHR."

Human rights museum staff leave amid interference allegations

The NDP's plan got a lukewarm response from prominent Liberal candidate Jim Carr.

"It might be worth considering to see if there is a better way," said the candidate for Winnipeg South Centre. "The day-to-day operations and creative content should be a million miles away from government."

Carr wouldn't go as far as endorsing Martin's call for a new commission, but added, "We should always be working at better ways to appoint commissioners and board members of crown corporations."

Carr, who was a board member of the CBC, said he could recall absolutely no government influence on the direction of news coverage or creative content at the broadcaster, from the board of directors or otherwise.

Martin said his party is tremendously proud of the CMHR in Winnipeg, but it's important the board is appointed "through merit, not political membership."

Winnipeg South Centre Tory candidate Joyce Bateman released a statement Wednesday night, saying in part, "Our government makes appointments based upon merit."

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Requests for comment were made to Conservative candidate Steven Fletcher (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingly), but a response was not provided.

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