Friday, December 28, 2007

Choices

                        

                          Those receiving the CONSERVATIVE/COMMUNICATIONS/NET, when first it was published, were all members of the
                          Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.  This is no longer the case.
                          
                          Over the last week three parties' solicitations for donations came into my IN BOX.  Copies of them are included below.
                          
                          Also included is an invitation to "Make a donation" to a fourth political party: one which I consider to be insurance against
                          an uncertain future.
                          
                          You may be a supporter of a political party not found among those below. The reason it is not here is for no other reason
                          than no post from it came my way.

                          Enjoy the coming in of the New Year!
 
                                         Joe
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Emacs!  


Make a donation  to assist the continuation of  a progressive-conservative party as a choice for Canadians, now and in the future.

The Progressive Canadian Party (PC Party) is a registered federal political party comprised of progressive-conservative minded Canadians rebuilding from the roots of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

We hold a set of values and a philosophy held by a great many Canadians. We are proud of the rich history of this Canadian progressive-conservative approach.

Are you fed up with broken promises? Join us.

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Join with us so we as Canadians can progress with care in the present and with vision for the future.

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Green Party of Canada - Parti Vert du Canada
 

Dear Supporter:

The Green Party heads into 2008 riding an unprecedented wave of popular support. Last week's headline in The Globe and Mail said it all:
Green Party support at record levels, voter poll finds
OTTAWA - Green is now the colour of protest. Dissatisfied with the traditional menu of political parties, Canadians are expressing support for the Green Party at double-digit levels.
A new poll conducted by the Strategic Counsel for The Globe and Mail and CTV places support for the Greens at a record high of 13 per cent. And rather than a one-time blip, the party has for several months regularly scored at or near that mark - about twice the level of its support in the first half of 2006.

Canadians are hungry for new ideas and a fresh approach – and who can blame them? Over the past two weeks, we've watched as politicians on Parliament Hill pondered the propriety of cash-stuffed envelopes while, on the other side of the world, the federal Environment Minister orchestrated his own shameful spectacle at the climate negotiations in Bali.

The Green Party's message is straightforward: Let's do politics differently. There is a better way. The fact that the Green Party is the only federal party with sustained momentum proves that this message is getting through.

The next step is to send Green MPs to Ottawa. All signs currently point to a general election next spring and we are getting ready to move into campaign mode at any time. But we will need your help if we are going to capitalize on our historic poll figures.

The end of the tax year is almost here. That means that you have until December 31 to donate to the Green Party and collect a rebate of up to 75% on next year's tax return. If you give $400, for example, you get a tax credit for $300 – the net cost to you is $100. Over the course of the year, the maximum you can donate to the federal party is $1,100.

Please give what you can and tell your friends and colleagues that the Green Party needs their help too. If we have the resources to show Canadians our vision of the kind of country we can be and how we can get there from here, then there will be Green MPs in the next Parliament.

With your help, we can mount the kind of election campaign that changes Canadian politics forever. Let's change the climate in Parliament. Together we can make history.

Yours Sincerely,

Jim MacDonald - Executive Director

Jim McDonald
Executive Director
Green Party of Canada

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Dear Joe,

Contribute Now As I reflect on party events, I write to you in the waning days of the year full of optimism for the future – a future that in large measure will depend on the commitment and generosity of the Liberal family.

The Party has changed quite a bit in the last twelve months. We have elected a man of integrity and substance to lead us, and we have connected with more Canadians through successful outreach programs. As well, we have put together a strong team of candidates to win the next election.

But building the bridge between planning and implementation requires investment.

In extending season's greetings, I am appealing to you to help us make the Liberal vision of a richer, fairer and greener Canada a reality. It can be done, but not without your help.

Consider making a donation before the year finishes. You will qualify for a generous tax credit of up to 75% for a donation of $400 or less. For example, a $100 gift today will reduce your 2007 income tax by $75. That means a cost to you of only $25 – but it will make a world of difference to getting this country back on track.

Thanks for taking the time to read this note, and I look forward to being in touch with you again soon.

Meanwhile, please accept my best wishes to you and your loved ones during this special holiday season.

With warmest regards,


Marie-P. (Charette) Poulin

The Honourable Marie-P. (Charette) Poulin, Senator
President Liberal Party of Canada

PS. If you have reached your contribution limit for the year, or are not in a financial situation to donate, please consider forwarding this message to your distribution list. As 2007 closes, so does the window on the generous tax credit.

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Let's face the facts.

Running as a Conservative in
Canada is never easy.

The Liberals have long benefited from the support of the country's most powerful vested interests. And the NDP has always been backed by the country's loudest vocal interests.

And now it has been revealed that representatives of the CBC – the CBC that you and I pay for with our taxes – worked with Liberal MPs to attack our Government's record on a House of Commons committee.

That's right. Former Liberal Cabinet Minister Jean Lapierre – now a journalist with the TVA network – told CTV Newsnet that questions posed by Liberal MPs in House Committee were written by the CBC.

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"I knew all about those questions. They were written by the CBC and provided to the Liberal Members of Parliament and the questions that Pablo Rodriguez asked were written by the CBC and I can't believe that but last night, an influential Member of Parliament came to me and told me those are the questions that the CBC wants us to ask tomorrow."

-Jean Lapierre, CTV Newsnet,
December 13, 2007


Lapierre's stunning revelations shocked me. And having listened to Canadians' feedback on talk radio and read their comments on the blogs I know they probably shocked you too.

The CBC even admitted to Canadian Press that its behaviour in this instance was both "inappropriate" and "inconsistent" with the Corporation's policies and practices.

Sadly, this is not the first time our taxpayer-funded public broadcaster has found itself caught up in an embarrassing anti-Conservative controversy.

During the 2004 election campaign, it was revealed that CBC tried to stack a town hall-style meeting with Stephen Harper with people who were "scared, freaked out or worried about the Conservatives, the Conservative agenda or its leader."

And following our 2006 election victory the CBC publicly expressed "regret" after one its journalists was exposed using footage of Stephen Harper totally out-of-context and in a way that distorted the Government's position.

So what does this all mean?

In the coming weeks and months
Canada could be headed into an election forced by Stéphane Dion's Liberals.

We may not have the support of the Liberals' powerful allies. (As Campaign Director, I can assure you that the CBC will not be writing Stephen Harper's questions for his debate with Mr. Dion). But we do have the support of people like you. Proud Canadians who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules.

I would ask that you make a contribution - $200 or $100 – whatever you can afford to ensure the Conservative Party has the resources it needs to take on the Liberal Party and its vested interest allies.

We will need all of the money we can raise in order to fight back with paid advertising, direct voter contact and candidate support when the Liberals - and their vested interest allies – begin to attack our record, our leader and our plans for Canada's future.

People like you are the backbone of the Conservative Party, the only party that stands up to the vested and vocal interests who so desperately want to go back. Please contribute today so we can keep Canada moving forward under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Sincerely,

Doug Finley
Campaign Director
Conservative Party of Canada

PS: According to the Public Accounts of Canada 2006-2007 the CBC received one billion one hundred and fourteen million and fifty three thousand dollars from taxpayers. ($1,114,053,000) through funding from the Government in 2006-07. (Public Accounts of Canada, 2006-2007 Page 12).

 

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