Conservatives deserve your vote because of “accomplishments”

I am republishing this post because we are only three days away from election day. It is a reminder why Canadians should vote for their Conservative Candidate on Monday, May 2nd, 2011. Why do the Conservatives deserve your vote? Because of what matters to Canadians! 

First, they should remember that: (1) elections matter, (2) every vote counts, (3) this is no time to experiment, and (4) this is not the time to submit a protest vote.

Second, they should remember that:

And third, voters should remember that, in spite of being a minority government, and in spite of continuous media bashing, the Conservative government under Stephen Harper accomplished a great deal since January 2006, such as the 70 items I have listed below.

So, over the next three days, when people get caught up in trivial details, show them this list. The items are far from trivial and in fact, in my opinion, represent outcomes that really matters to average Canadians — jobs and prosperity.

  1. Accountability/Lobbying ActPassed July 2, 2008 (Link) 
  2. Age of Consent Legislation — Raised from 14 to 16 effective May 1, 2008 (Link)
  3. Agent Orange Compensation Package of $96 Million –$20,000 to all veterans and civilians who lived within 5 kilometers of CFB Gagetown in N.B.when Agent Orange was sprayed over a seven day period in 1966 and 1967 (Link)
  4. Air India Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry — PM Harper apologies to the friends and relatives of all those who died in that disaster (Link)
  5. Apology to Native People — By the Government of Canada on June 11, 2008 for residential school abuses (Link)
  6. Arctic Sovereignty a Priority — One of the Harper gov’t’s highest priority is the protection of Canada’s Arctic sovereignty (Link)
  7. Auto Theft and Property Crime Bill — Legislation passed that would crack down on auto theft and trafficking in property that is obtained by crime (Link)
  8. Child Pornography Reporting by Persons who Provide an Internet Service Act (C-22)
    – by toughening laws that protect children from adult sexual predators by making it mandatory for Internet service suppliers to report such online actions (Link
  9. Child Tax Credit — $2000 for every child under eighteen (Link to all the family tax credits)
  10. Chinese Head Tax Apology— By the government on June 22, 2006 (Link) (Link)
  11. Chinese Immigrant Provision — Of $20,000 to every individual and/or surviving spouses who paid the head tax plus  $24 million towards an “historical recognition program”(Link)
  12. Columbia Free Trade Agreement — Signed at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in Lima, November 21, 2008 (Link)
  13. Consumer Product Safety Legislation — To strengthen Canada’s product safety laws and better protect Canadian consumers and their families (Link)
  14. Corporate taxes lowered to stimulate economy — 22.2% in 2007, 16.5% in 2011 and will be 15% in 2012 (not just for large corporations but any incorporated business, including small business (Link)
  15. Corrupt Regimes Act (C-61) – allows Canada to act upon the request of a foreign state to freeze the assets that their former leaders and members of their entourage, including family members, senior officials and associates, may have placed in Canadian financial institutions (Link)
  16. Criminals’ Old Age Security eliminated through legislation — (Link)
  17. Disability Savings Plan — Part of the 2007 budget, it was fully implemented in December, 2008 (Link)
  18. Economic Recovery in Canada due to Conservative policies — OECD says that in first quarter of 2010, Canada’s economy grew by 6.2% compared to 1.9% for other G7 countries (Link) (Link)
  19. European Free Trade Association – Canada Agreement — Signed on July 2, 2009 — between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland (Link)
  20. Fairness at the Pumps Act (C-14) – protects Canadian consumers from inaccurate measurements when purchasing gasoline (Link)
  21. Food Labelling Initiative — to clarify and modernize labelling on food products, including “Product of Canada” and “Made in Canada” claims (Link) (Link)
  22. Gender Equity in Indian Registration — Legislation that addresses a court ruling on gender discrimination in the Indian Act (Link)
  23. GIS — Guaranteed Income Supplement Improvements — For seniors, changed to allow for higher earned income — (Link)
  24. GST — Goods & Services Tax Cut — From 7% to 6% and then to 5% (Link)
  25. Haitian Earthquake Response — very quick (Link)
  26. Haiti’s Debt to Canada Cancelled — On June 25, 2010, at the G8 meeting in Huntsville, PM Harper announced that Haiti’s debt to Canada was eliminated (Link)
  27. Harper Government the longest serving minority — since Lester Pearson (Link)
  28. Hep C compensation Redressed —  For latest court rulings that clear the way for national $1 billion package (Link), as well as how to apply for compensation (Link)
  29. Identity Theft Legislation— (Bill S-4) — Received Royal Assent on October 27, 2009 — for obtaining and possessing identity information, trafficking in that information or unlawfully possessing or trafficking in gov’t documents (Link)
  30. Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Amendment (C-35) – to crack down on crooked immigration consultants who exploit prospective immigrants and undermine the integrity of Canada’s immigration system (Link)
  31. Income Splitting for Canadian Seniors — A change to the Income Tax Act for pensioners (Link)
  32. India-Canada Nuclear Co-Operation Agreement— PM Harper and Indian PM Manmohan Singh sign a memoranda of understanding that lays foundation for future bilateral trade negotiations (Link)
  33. Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement — Signed (Link)
  34. Internet Spam Protection — Signed December 15, 2010 to protect consumers and business from the most harmful and misleading forms of online threats (Link)
  35. Jean-Lesage International Airport expansion — federal support provided to Quebecers for an expansion program that will both strengthen the local economy, as well as make Quebec City an international destination (Link)
  36. Jordan Free Trade Agreement — Signed by Canadian and Jordanian government officials and reported on June 28, 2009 (Link)
  37. Kid’s sport tax credit — up to $500 per child (Link)
  38. Kuwait Foreign Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement (FIPA) — Completed in April 2009 (Link)
  39. Land Claim Agreements — Over 800 claims concluded since the gov’t came into power (See progress chart at this Link and comparison to previous governments)
  40. Libya No Fly Zone — Canada joins NATO coalition to protect Libyans to remove Muammar Gaddafi from power (Link)
  41. Manley Report — Approved (Report) (Link)
  42. Mental Health Commission of Canada — Established and incorporated as a non-profit corporation in March of 2007 (Link)
  43. Northern Regional Development Economic Agency — Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 in Iqaluit, Nunavut (Link)
  44. Nunavik Inuit Land Claims — Agreement (Link)
  45. Ombudsman for Victims of Crime — Established (Link)
  46. Open Access to Gov’t — the expansion of an initiative to provide all Canadians with more data, information and opportunities to dialogue (Link)
  47. Organized Crime Measures added to Criminal Code (Bill C-14 ) — Measures against organized crime, with 25 years for murder without eligibility for parole — passed on June 23rd, 2009, coming into effect October 2, 2009 (Link)
  48. Panama-Canada Free Trade Agreement — Signed in Panama on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 & ratified on May 15, 2010 (Link)
  49. Peru – Canada Free Trade Agreement — Adopted by Parliament June 18, 2009 (Link)
  50. Poland — Youth Mobility Agreement — Signed on July 14, 2008 that allows youth from either country to work and travel for up to one year (Link)
  51. Protecting Victims from Sexual Offenders — Signed on December 15, 2010 to protect children against sexual predators (Link)
  52. Public transit tax credits (Link)
  53. Quebecois as a nation — A motion to confirm Quebec within a united Canada (Link)
  54. Red Tape Reduction Commission — Announced on January 13, 2011 to greatly reduce bureaucratic administration for small and medium sized businesses that have a clear and detrimental effect on growth, competitiveness and innovation (Link)
  55. Savings Account that is tax free (Link)
  56. Self-employ Fairness Act — (Bill C-56) — Provides special benefits to the self employed on a volunteer basis (Link)
  57. Sentencing Discounts Eliminated With Multiple Murders Act (C-48) and Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act (S-6) — by allowing judges to impose consecutive parole ineligibility periods on individuals convicted of multiple murders, as well as puts a stop to early parole for murderers, which addresses the additional anguish suffered by victims’ families as a result of attending repeated parole hearings; (Link)
  58. Softwood Lumber Agreement (Bill C-24) (Link)
  59. Street racing crack down (Link)
  60. Students exempted from taxation for scholarships, bursaries and fellowships (Link)
  61. Tackling Violent Crime Act (Link) (Link)
  62. Taxpayers Bill of Rights (Link)
  63. Taxpayers Ombudsman (Link)
  64. Tax Treaties with Columbia, Greece and Turkey — A law was finalized to recognize these tax treaties on December 15, 2010 (Link)
  65. Truth in Sentencing Act — Bill C25 received Royal Assent on October 23, 2009 — ending the two for one credit for time served in pre-trial custody (Link)
  66. Ukraine-Canada Youth Agreement — Signed that would allow youth in both countries to experience freer movement (Link) 
  67. Ukrainian & Eastern European immigrants — $10 million to educate Canadians about the internment in Canadian work camps during WWI (Link)
  68. UN Global Fund contribution for mothers, newborns and young children — $540 million pledged by PM Harper at the UN on September 21st, 2010 — when added to the $1.5 billion already promised at the G8 summit in Muskoka and G20 in Toronto, it is the largest contribution ever made by Canada to an international health institution (Link)
  69. Universal Child Care Benefit — $1,200.00 per year for every child under age six (Link)
  70. White Collar Crime Act — Standing up for Victims (C-21) – will combat white-collar crime, toughening sentences and imposing mandatory minimum penalties (Link)

I invite readers to send this URL to everyone they know who is undecided.

11 thoughts on “Conservatives deserve your vote because of “accomplishments”

  1. Sandy,
    You are stellar, as always. I can always depend on your thoughtful research.
    I support the Troy de Souza Campaign here in Esquimalt/Juan de Fuca, so I have emailed your link to all our Conservative volunteers to share your information. We are fighting largely the NDP (Randall Garrison) in our riding, as well as many special interest environmental groups (Dogwood Initiative, Friends of Clayquot Sound, Sierra Club Canada, Tides Canada and many more) who seek to influence the West Coast resources. They are especially targeting and promoting a federal moratorium to ban oil tankers on the West Coast. It will be a VERY close race with Liberal and NDP’s. The “coalition” NDP/Liberal policies would be a huge blow to our collaborative agreement with Alberta to open up trade to Asia and would drastically affect our B.C. economy. We haven’t even mentioned the cap and trade effect yet. The Liberal candidate Lillian Spzak actually said (reluctantly) that we would have to “penalize the TARsands” in order to protect Canada for our grandchildren–translated that means B.C. Alta and Sask. get to pay through the nose as “energy rich provinces” in this risky “carbon trading” business.
    Whatever you can do to help us out is appreciated. I believe our province is already infiltrated with multi-millions from the international & U.S. oligarchies which fund these environmental groups (i.e. the Vancouver mayor) to influence resource management in our province. How I would love someone or some brave journalist to “follow the money” to expose how they may have influenced the NDP and Liberals.

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  2. Good luck JMW. I’m doing what I can. I too would love some journalist to follow the money. They have been spending huge amounts of money on advertising. Yet, many of their leadership candidates have not paid their bills from several years ago. Elections Canada has lost its non-partisan stance I’m afraid. Allowing the votes from that UofG unauthorized poll was just one example of bias. Yet, my bet is that EC officials just don’t see their bias.

    Here’s to a May 2nd Conservative majority!

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  3. A great list, and one that outshines any Liberal government in recent memory.

    I have a colleague who simply hates Harper and will not vote for him, so he’s decided to stay home. I’m certain that this is an emotional response only, and one that comes at the behest of The Red Star’s ridiculous partisanship.

    I’m looking forward to a Conservative majority and 4 years of peace.

    Thank you Sandy for the links 🙂

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  5. “I’m looking forward to a Conservative majority and 4 years of peace.”

    Same here.If the opposition couldnt work together with the minority govt ,whats makes anyone think they can do it by taking away the electorate vote and ruling by majority aka “the folks going around saying 60% voted against Harper”.This isnt mob rule.

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  6. Hi Sandy: I see you’re recycling your pieces at BT so the info can flo so to speak.

    Theo Caldwell, international finance expert, SNN could be giving an indepth review of the 70 implemented policy initiatives in his two hour afternoon segment.

    I believe it’s the first time the Harper gov’t promotion up at your site and at Joanne’s got aired at SNN. It’s a powerful, patriotic endorsement for the good government we’ve enjoyed over five years now.

    The most offensive part of this election has been listening to Ignatieff refer to the “Harper REGIME” — offensive when we view daily what oppressive, genocidal regimes in the ME are doing to its citizens. As Ignatieff has a Harvard history degree, his identification of our government is reprehensible and that’s an understatement.

    Burpnrun’s NDP analysis is star and has the information people need.

    The polls are all over the place, stoking confusion, but the only poll that counts will be out soon.

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  7. This election is becoming very weird. The CBC took those little push-polls and went crazy puffing Layton and suppressing the Bloc and the Greens. Meanwhile the Economist’s support for Harper is surprisingly ambiguous (openly speculating about coalitions and hinting at proportional representation) and Ignatieff doesn’t seem to be heading anywhere.

    And, yes, Pilger was right in ’06, but that’s hardly a name that comes up in conservative blogging circles very often. Can’t wait for your take on Assange 😉

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