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mbennett





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: Western Standard ad attacks Conservative Government. Reply with quote

So yesterday I went to McNally Robinson bookstore to pick up my favorite magazine the Western Standard, the ďonlyĒ conservative magazine we have in Canada.

I got home and threw the magazine on the kitchen table upside down and I notice an ad on the back of the magazine!

The Ad states:

Minister Flaherty Show us the numbers
Your justification for the Halloween ambush was tax leakage
Minister Flaherty: Where are the numbers?
Canadian investors deserve the facts
Canadian income trusts deserve the facts
Parliament deserves the facts.

The ad has a bunch of angry people looking up at the camera, kind of scary actually...


We all have different feelings on the income trust tax here, but I feel as if this is a blatant attack on our party from our magazine(I say our because I think the vast majority of people that read the Western Standard are also conservatives).

Iím sitting on the fence on this one, itís an independent magazine but at the same time I read the Western Standard because it is conservative.

How do you feel about this add? Should the Western Standard pull the add and apologize? I am especially curious to know how long term subscribers feel about this.
Stephen





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The WS is pushing the Conservative Party from the right so that they stick to conservatism.
kwlafayette





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CPC has enough yes men. Why should Mr. Levant et al seek to swell those ranks?
Hasdrubal





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conservatism doesn't sell to Canadians so Harper plays the centralist vote; too far left, too undemocratic. If the Western Standard is attacking Harper based on not being right enough then I have to say keep up the good work Western Standard.
mbennett





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Conservative Party members have accepted that we can't win elections if were on the right. That's why Harper has come full circle from the PC's(center right) to reform(right) then back to the center right. I think that conservatives have accepted this reality, the west will always be more right wing then the east but we all know we can't win elections without ontario and quebec.
The Western Standard is a right-wing magazine, but should it really be attacking the most right-wing party we have?
kwlafayette





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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, how does it help the party if every possible voice they hear is that of a cheerleader? I do not understand what you are saying at all.
McGuire





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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good on Ezra for keeping it real. I have no problem with the party trying to capture the centre, so long as it doesn't totally forget it's roots.
Charles J. White





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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGuire wrote:
Good on Ezra for keeping it real. I have no problem with the party trying to capture the centre, so long as it doesn't totally forget it's roots.


If a "conservative" party is going to move center left, it is not "conservative", it is economic socliast...Good on Western Standard!
mrsocko





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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://westernstandard.ca/website/index.php

Print edition is defunct but you may want to try it online Charles.
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