Ralph Goodale on Census and Conservatives

Census and Conservatives

Ralph Goodale is a man of the people who has impressed me over the years, and who I think would make an great Liberal leader, and an excellent future Prime Minister.

The country needs a man like Ralph who not only has solid roots with the earth coming from the west, but a true feel for the people and this country. Something I think is definitely lacking from the likes of both Stephen and Iggy who in my opinion are both right wing ideologues who have lost touch with the common man…. if they ever had any feel for him/her in the first place.

Give me a centralist every time…. Give me Ralph!!


“I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it

from John Prince
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5 Responses to Ralph Goodale on Census and Conservatives

  1. Anonymous says:

    True, he’s not a bad man for the country. It’s just that his arguement is weak and judgemental.

    I have always had the long version of the census and can say flat out that I was vague or I lied like a convict when it came to personal information. The long form serves no point when I know no-one is filling these things out the way that a bureaucratic office wants you to.

    Lets be honest, nobody wants to tell the government any of their personal business and
    one hundred million dollars (which is what the long form costs to make and process) can go a long way down other avenues that actually accomplish things instead of being spent on useless information and bureaucratic job justification.

    Afterall, if the system did work, places like the CNP would see much more tax dollars being spent there instead of having to beg and plead for every little nickle.

    The census office brags about how it is internationally recognized for it’s performance?

    Get real…

  2. John Prince says:

    Knowing the Harpercons as I do I suspect their real reason for wanting to dump the long form is not have it get in the way of their failed ideology, such as getting tough on crime (when in fact we have an aging population and crime has gone down 17% over the last decade in this country). They’re diabolicalness is always so predictable. In other words, they don’t like the facts to get in the way of their truth. Or this could be another red herring to get the people’s minds off real issues such as their dismal track record on…

    You lied like a convict? And now you want me to believe your argument here? :-) I’m afraid I have to disagree with you, I believe the long form serves a much needed societal purpose and is why there is such a clamour over it both here and on the international scene as well.

    Anyhow, my friend, again I appreciate your feedback and opinion and hope things are going well for you in… Quesnel now?

  3. Anonymous says:

    No, I noticed that too, don’t know why it comes up there..

  4. Fred Poirier says:

    Hi John,
    you state that Ralf Goodale impressed you!!!!!!
    Look what Reg Alcock said about Western Economic Diversification on July 30, 2001 in the Vancouver Sun.
    “I think it’s remarkable.” said Liberal Mp Reg Alcock (Winnipeg South), a critic of the agency who believes the “brain dead” organization should be shut down. “I think it speaks volumes about it’s relevance, about the kind of leadership it’s had, and about the effectiveness of the organization.”
    Forgive my scanner for not doing a very good job on this newspaper article

  5. Anonymous says:

    John Prince @10:22
    John, you were right on the money on this one…

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