Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Laureen and Stephen J. Harper waste treatment facility!

Dear CyberSmokeBlog:

There was a time when no airports were named after politicians.

Perhaps its time to extend that practice to some other essential facilities. No doubt the City of Calgary has a municipal waste facility.


... cb

Dear ... cb:

Love your sense of humour and suggestion. Recall the firestorm caused recently when Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced billions of litres of raw, untreated sewage would be dumped into the St. Lawrence River necessitated by a construction project because the City's current facility couldn't handle it.

Well, why not construct The Laureen and Stephen J. Harper Municipal Waste Treatment Facility
The Laureen and Stephen Harper Waste Treatment Facility

How apropos when you consider how many billions and billions of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars the Harper government ....ed away!

In the alternative, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi could do the same in Calgary. Revenge of the Niqab?

Then Ezra Levant sent CyberSmokeBlog the following YouTube video.


Is he crazy after all Harperman's abuses of power and contempt for House of Commons procedures plus utter disregard for democratic principles? Mr. Levant is a media hound who will say anything for publicity

Sincerely,
Clare L. Pieuk 
To name or not to name: Duelling petitions over naming airport after Harper
Bill Graveland
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives at a ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the attack on Parliament Hill Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. There are three petitions generating a heated debate on whether the Calgary International Airport should be renamed for out going Prime Minister Stephen J. Harper. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

CALGARY - There are three petitions generating a heated debate on whether the Calgary International Airport should be renamed for outgoing prime minister Stephen J. Harper.
R. Curtis Mullen, a transplanted Canadian now living in the United States, set off the debate by creating the original petition on Sunday.

"As Prime Minister Harper was the longest serving prime minister from Western Canada, let us honour his accomplishments by renaming the Calgary airport in his honour," wrote Mullen.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Mullen's petition had 3,148 signatures out of his goal of 15,000.

"Best prime minister Canada or the world has ever seen. If Montreal and Toronto can name their airport after a Liberal, then Calgary should be able to choose Harper," writes Matthew Rattray from Ontario.

Not everyone was taking the petition seriously.

"I fully support renaming the Calgary landfill and/or sewage treatment plant after the greatest leader since Monica Lewinsky was president," added someone identifying as Pierre Poutine from Saskatchewan.

The Harper airport naming was also adopted by conservative political pundit Ezra Levant, who launched a second petition calling for the Calgary airport to be renamed for Stephen Harper.

"Let's rename the Calgary International Airport the Stephen Harper International Airport. It wouldn't be Harper's style — he's not a show-off, he’s not about selfies, and an airport named after you is the ultimate selfie," Levant said on a website, which had over 10,000 names on Tuesday.

The Harper love-in spawned a counter-petition called Prevent Renaming the Calgary International Airport .

"There is a park in Edmonton named for the only city mayor to be found guilty of gross misconduct while in office. The excuse for naming the park after him was that he was Edmonton's longest-serving mayor," said petition creator Alison Cowan.

"The excuse for renaming the airport is that Harper is the longest-serving prime minister from Western Canada. Please, let's not make rewarding political criminals an Alberta tradition, OK?"

Cowan's anti-Harper airport petition was sitting at 5,755 as of Tuesday afternoon.

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