From: Ciceroii <email@example.com> Subject: Toronto Mayor Blasts Chretien Liberals For Abandoning The Homeless Date: 05 Jun 1999 00:00:00 GMT Organization: @Home Network Newsgroups: can.politics,bc.politics,can.general,tor.general Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman's attack on the Chretien Liberals for their callous inhumanity is ironic in that Lastman is a Liberal himself. For Toronto's plight re the poor and homeless Lastman, we observe, is directing his fire against the Liberal federal government in Ottawa, because Lastman knows that they have all the money, that they are bleeding Ontario white in extracting billions of dollars in exorbitant taxes. The plight of the homeless in Toronto cannot be blamed on Mike Harris in that similar ugly situations exist in Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Halifax. Ontario Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty's slogan during the recent provincial election was "Vote Liberal. We put people first". Oh ya, well his federal Liberal cousins sure as hell do not. Chretien and Martin cut provincial transfer payments for health care and education by $5 billion dollars. Yet they sit on their fat, comfortable asses and watch poor homeless people, many of them children, suffer from homelessness and poverty in our cities. Chretien, Axworthy and Eggleton can spend $700 million bombing innocent civilians and destroying their infrastructure in Yugoslavia, yet they have no money for impoverished Canadians. Lastman during the Federation of Municipalities conference in Halifax said that Canada's downtown areas in major cities resemble the Third World. This is intolerable, or should be, for Canadians. The sleazy Chretien has no qualms about about paying off cronies in his own riding with millions of dollars of taxpayers' money. Also his "compassionate" Liberal government is generously donating $3 million to Quebec for Canada Day celebrations coming up. Yet, they have no money for the tens of thousands of Canadian homeless people. It is interesting to see where the Liberals' priorities are. Canadians would do well to boycott all Canada Day celebrations coming up. With the corrupt, incompetent and arrogant Chretien Liberal government in Ottawa, our Canada is in a state of malaise. It would be indecent to celebrate with all the suffering and the social situation the way it is.