“They seek him here they seek him there …” … my … my … my … it appears “they” seek him/her “everywhere” … well this may not be the time of the French revolution (unless maybe you live in Quebec) but the revolution here is perhaps under weigh and like the revolutionaries that seized power then … it seems that the guillotine awaits those that incur the displeasure of those in power in our party.
Holidays were calling so he/she is back ...
Who? Why? Well … “come and let us reason together” kiddies…
It seems “moi” … was the subject of a “witch hunt” the other day to rival “ole Salem” … would you believe that some of the riding executive got together at a special meeting to try and piece together who “whiney voter” could be?
Seems the truth hurts!! Hurts badly actually!! Thankfully for my “fanny” they came wide of the mark but at the “end of the day” what surfaces is that they aren’t comfortable with “grass roots” comments … wonder why? Ok … pardon me V-tor the “astro turf” comments … aren’t that … the proper quo…tation V-tor?
Doesn’t that mean fake “grass roots” V-tor? Tell me … why is an “Old Tory” in a responsible position discrediting the people (Alliance/Reform) who made this party what it is … could it be a move to get further control rather than further the principles of “unite the right”?
Tell me also V-tor … you and Wm McBeath took the interests of Laurie H. to heart recently and orchestrated a nomination that was heavily “loaded” in his favour. Amid challenges of impropriety, ballot box stuffing, out of riding electors’ etc, we find the Chinese and the Aboriginal voter in the area so “ticked” by these election irregularities that feelings are running really high there … you raise the comment that is doesn’t matter. No? Where is he going to replace those votes when he faces Ann McLellan? Think Annie’s people are going to have pity on him? Where do you think all this corruption and ineptitude is going to prosper any of us? What is the choice …Liberal corruption or Conservative corruption?
Anyway from the way I hear it goes … V-tor put on pressure with President Casey to call a partial/select meeting of Edmonton Mill Woods Beaumont board to discuss why Krista Leddy had to be the culprit “whiney voter”.
However the real reason is, if these people could sustain this innuendo of her “impropriety”, it would discredit her husband the riding Vice Pres and his obvious support and effort to elect Mike Lake. The designed result? “Lil’ rabbit Fou Fou run…ning in the for…est, pick…ing up the field mice … bop them on the head …” so from what I hear Mike doesn’t trust him any more and so one more “mouse victim to rabbit Fou Fou”.
Why hamper Mike? Could it have anything to do with the fact V-tor and Casey were “livid” when Mike won the nomination against the “party favorite” and touted “MP in Waiting”, Tim Uppal? Could it be the party is less than enthusiastic with another “Christian” candidate that may have strong personal views and “grass roots” support that run contrary to “Party Policy” thinking?
Someone who was “party faithful” and in Ottawa following the nomination and associate with Mike, returned with a very negative opinion as his ability and direction … (I don’t suppose you know who that was, eh Casey?} … following closely on that … we begin to hear from the same source area the phrase “Mike Flake”. Isn’t this a wonderful world of support to get a candidate off the ground? Casey why shouldn’t you maybe be campaign manager for Mike?
Meanwhile, Tim Uppal’s followers have been and are still broadcasting far and wide in their community “Mike Fluke” and “wait until the next time …” Wait for what? To have you come and seize control of the riding, the nomination process, the candidates position the way you did at the last AGM? Wait for you to take control from willing, working, members and then never ever turn up for meetings or never ever get involved with EDA or any other democratic movement or values? Right … we can hardly wait!
Then lets reason together about that AGM and three organizers of the coup that overturned the “grass roots”, Tim, Casey and Doug Korpleinski (Am I not right Casey? Didn’t you just say recently that you organized it to make sure there was an equal Christian and Sikh representation on the board? That would sound good except that the truly “Christian” element of the old board was replaced in majority by Sikhs. And knowing the Sikh as you do … you couldn’t get rid of everyone because then there was no one to “keep it together” and do the work!)
Wow sisters and brothers … democracy in action! ...what gave them the right to decide this? Just the “right of might” and because they could play the “numbers” game to their advantage? Absolutely …!
This isn’t the first time. Tim was involved in the same way in the “old Tory” realm just prior to the “yes/no” vote on party merger. The riding Pres and most of her members were totally opposed to merger and had her board “seized” in the same fashion, with a change in direction to a “yes” being orchestrated by the new power structure. Tim has done this often enough that he has the reputation in the area as the leader of the “Mob for Hire”. Let’s see “kiddies” … Question: What was gained by the “Mob for Hire” here in the old Tory realm and who did it benefit? This is a world of information isn’t it?
Then guess what else … amid proven accusations of “line cutting” tactics practiced on loyal LaFarge truckers, the latest is Tim dodging cameras and reporters and organizing the truckers on the legislative grounds recently. Question Tim: How many of those trucks and drivers do you and your daddy own? Question Tim: Why didn’t you want to “meet the press”? … They sure wanted to talk to you!
Then we come to the Provincial arena …
Annual General Meeting - Edmonton Ellerslie PC Association July 14th/05
Agenda: AMMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION and ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
To back up a bit … the last (2004) AGM was pure and utter de..saster. The Sikhs dominated the meeting and the board … the result … no board meetings called by the president during the year, no treasurer, no money, unpaid bills and money from membership sales never forwarded to the PC Party.
Recently new membership books were quietly given out before July 14th by Gurnam Dodd. Current memberships were sold, none of the last year members were told of a proposed AGM and those on the past list with continuing membership were not called or a notice of meeting published to the riding. Casey Des Champ organized the AGM, brought a prepared agenda, a list of ten proposed board executive and thirty board members and list of proposed amendments to the riding constitution, to the meeting.
That list shows nine Anglo names, twenty nine Sikh/Hindu and among the proposed executive are Casey Des Champ, Doug Korpleinski and Tim Uppal as Vice Presidents and Gurnam Dodd as President.
These lists got out prematurely to Bob McLoughry, who wouldn’t give them back to Gurnam Dodd who called him a “thief” for stealing his property and Gurnam was torn a new throat by my friend Wendy Pearce who had just torn Casey’s throat out for her attempted secretive “take over” of the board. …Way to go Wendy! Who said politics isn’t fun?
The three proposed amendments they were going for are interesting reading too.
1) to change current constitution 3.3 that says:
Membership may be permitted to non-residents but they shall not be entitled to be a Board member, vote at general meetings or vote at candidate nomination meetings.
Proposed Amendment 3.3
The Nominating Committee at an Annual General Meeting, or the President from time to time, my nominate individuals for membership to the Board of Directors or the Executive of the Association to be known as Associate Directors. These individuals may not necessarily meet the residential membership requirements of Article 3.1 and shall require a two thirds majority of those present at an Annual general meeting or a Board Meeting as the case may be, to ratify their appointment. Such individuals shall be allowed to vote only at the Board and Executive Committee meetings of the Association. Their appointment shall be until the next election of the Directors and Officers takes place. The number of Associate Directors shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total number of existing Directors on the Board.
The bottom line kiddies? … The President can nominate who he likes, when he likes, from where he likes, to take control of the riding without any pretense at democracy and we can all “stick it” if we don’t like it. They don’t even have to live in the riding.
But they are going to decide for us … “everything”…
2) to current constitution 4.1(g) that says:
The Association shall have a Board of Directors (Board) comprised of members of the Association elected at an Annual General Meeting of the association or appointed or holding office pursuant to this Constitution and shall consist of: (g) up to sixty (60) Directors.
Proposed Amendment 4.1 (g)
The Association shall have a Board of Directors (Board) comprised of members of the Association elected at an Annual General Meeting of the Association or appointed or holding office pursuant to this Constitution and shall consist of (g) up to thirty (30) Directors.
The bottom line?
There are three major factions in the riding that came together and agreed to form the board on the basis of 20 persons from and chosen by each faction. This on the surface seems large but it is efficient. Those who are willing to attend, work at the riding tasks, work in cooperation with each other is preferred to a situation of thirty from the one camp only. Which is it to be domination or democracy?
3) to current constitution 6.5 (b) that says:
Quorum for meetings shall be as follows: (b) Board meetings – at least fifteen (15) Board members including four (4) Executive committee members;
Proposed amendment 6.5 (b)
A quorum for meetings shall be as follows: Board meetings – is twenty-five percent (25%) of the total number of existing Board members including at least three (3) Executive committee members.
The bottom line:
25% of 30 members are 7.5 or in other words 8 members (the proposed number of Anglo faces on the proposed board to do the work and controlled by 1) Gurnam/Tim 2) Casey and 3) Doug. Wow! Just the right number Casey! Imagine that!
Where does this leave us all in Mill Woods Beaumont? Mad! Concerned!
Mike proved in the Nomination that the “mad” and the “concerned” getting together can make a difference. Quit “sucking up” to the corrupt Mike … you’re supposed to be Christian so maybe give some thought before you “tic us all off” and throw us all away for this type of corruption. You sure won’t win without us. Let me say that a different way Mike. “They” won’t let you win if they have their way and your cooperation.
Send me an e-mail with your thoughts you “astro turfers” you !