May 2, 2007 @ 09:18
I've got to admit, I'm a little pissed off at Stephen Harper and his government this morning. I never dreamed they would allow themselves to get sucked into something as petty as the Shane Doan issue.
To this point the Conservatives have conducted a sensible and reasonable government, so having them support a Bloc Quebecois motion to have Hockey Canada appear before a House of Commons Official Languages Committee to explain why Shane Doan is the captain of Team Canada is bitterly disappointing.
To their credit, the Conservatives resisted at first saying Doan's appointment to captain wasn't a government decision, but after Gilles Duceppe, Stephane Dion and Jack Layton beat the living shit out of the issue, the Conservatives relented and went along with this pathetic waste of time.
With a federal election on the horizon, and so many valuable votes up for grabs in Quebec, they weren't about to take any chances and that's sad.
This story is so maddening it makes you want to scream. First of all, Shane Doan still denies he made an anti-French remark towards referee Michel Cormier almost two years ago.
He denies it, and the NHL has cleared him of the accusations, but for some reason it's still an issue in Canadian government. A Canadian government that is bent and twisted out of shape by the Bloc Quebecois that doesn't spend one minute of one day in parliament doing anything for the betterment of Canada.
Talk about hypocrisy. Since when did Gilles Duceppe care about anything Canadian? Why does he care who the captain of Team Canada is? He and his ilk hate the country.
And what's with Jack Layton? I really think this man this man is losing his mind as fast as his party is losing support.
Layton came out yesterday and said having Doan as captain, "casts a shadow on the whole team." This is the same guy who's insulted our soldiers a few times over the past couple of years.
Meanwhile Doan sacrificed a few weeks of family time at the end of a long NHL season to captain a weak Canadian team in some god forsaken corner of Russia.
Have these assholes got nothing better to do with their time and our tax dollars? They should all be ashamed of themselves.
Only in Canada.