Sunday, July 12, 2009

Conservative Shelly Glover Brings Police Work to Hill to Silence Debate

The Conservative Party of Canada has a number of MPs and candidates who are ex police officers, and Shelly Glover from the Winnipeg riding of St. Boniface, counts among them.

When you look at her voting record, you can see that she is in favour of minimum sentences, but sadly against things that matter, like the environment and accountability.

However, she has also maintained her police officer mentality when it comes to how a good little taxpayer should behave, and heaven forbid the media dares question her colleagues. Not on her watch.

They Call me Mr. Sinister
June 20, 2009

The following exchange between the press and MP Shelly Glover will give you some pause. It certainly makes me think about how cops view democracy and free speech.

I hope Ms. Glover is the exception rather than the rule.

But a press conference in Ottawa today added a new twist. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister
Peter Van Loan were at the Canadian War Museum to announce new legislation related to Internet surveillance.

They were joined on stage by several police officers who supported the measures as a way to nab child predators lurking online.

But it was a big news day and reporters also had questions for the ministers on the case of Abousfian Abdelrazik, the ongoing Cornwall bridge closure and a report from the House of Commons public safety committee.

The moderator, former Winnipeg police officer and first-term Conservative MP Shelly Glover, would have none of it. “If I could interject,” she said after a question on Mr. Abdelrazik. “Today’s a very, very special day for the people who have come from a long distance. Could we please keep our questions focused on today’s announcement?”

With due respect, it is a news conference,” CTV’s Roger Smith replied.“Yes,” Ms. Glover replied sternly. “And when they put a police officer in charge, they give directions and we hope that you follow them.”

Translation: Shut the ---- up and write what we tell you to write. Charming. Ms. Glover has a future in Iranian politics, if she ever gets tired of Canada.

Maybe Stephen Harper really is trying to turn Canada into a police state. Our own local candidate Brian Abrams, is a former RCMP officer. He wants to oust Peter Milliken so bad that, like Harper, he has hired a U.S. Republican pollster to run his campaign, so we should be seeing a bit of mud slinging here soon. Sigh.

More Postings on Shelly Glover:

1. Conservative Shelly Glover is a Huge Fan of Junk Mail

2. Conservatie MP Shelley Glover Discredits Police and Gauges Taxpayers

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