The fact that Quebec elected all those NDP members. The provinces that elect MPs of the governing party are gonna get the spoils. The ones that don't get the cuts. Hence why all those NDP MPs from Quebec are worried. Sarcasm all you want, tis your right..
We shall have to see.
Major bases? No.. but armouries and smaller stuff yes. Whatever's cheap to clean and can be sold for money. CFLRS would bring a big chunk of change cos it's riverfront property. CPCs are gonna look to punish Quebec. It may not be practical or make sense.. but it's politics. Politics rarely does..
I don't get something here. The article states these new 2 facilities are to the replace the 4 facilities already there. Okay.. two new bigger messes to replace 4.. consolidation is cheaper and all that. But then the article states that of the existing 4 facilites, 2 will remain as messes. So...
I've been crunching the numbers at 308.com.. great site.. and if you average out all the 4 latest polls, it shows that Quebec is REALLY skewing the national numbers.
National with Quebec:
CPC - 36.175
LPC - 23.475
NDP - 27.425
-A little under 10 point lead for the CPC.
A Liberal gov't or Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition: Gutting of the CF to pay for more diplomats and social programs.
A Conservative gov't: Reduced spending on the CF during deficit but no gutting and probable spending growth when the deficit is done.
IMO the choice is clear.
What also galls me...
Umm.. no. I grew up at CFB Borden. My sis and I spent the first 23 years of our lives there. My father did his basic there.. and spent most of his military career there.. my mother, all of hers. It's home and I do not want to see it close. None of my family do.
Sorry for the late reply. I didn't find O-110 bad when we had to eat there one summer cos they were redoing the kitchen in our PMQ.. but that was in the 80s. T-116.. that was it, thanks. I had nothing to do with cooking the food.. I was just a lowly potwasher.. he who did everything nobody else...
TO is still working on digesting Canada's Wonderland. Man, I remember when that was way out in the boonies. Actually, Barrie and TO are working on meeting up at Innisfil in a Lady and the Tramp moment.