Conservatives issue rules for leadership contest to replace Stephen Harper
Candidates will have to fork out $100,000 in fees to enter the race
The Canadian Press Posted: Mar 09, 2016 9:23 AM ET
Hey,tru brit, this one’s for you:
McDonald’s Canada CEO calls foreign worker controversy ‘bullshit’
In a recording of a conference call to franchisees, CEO John Betts rails against CBC stories
CBC News Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:33 PM PT
The CEO of McDonald’s Canada has branded recent criticism of its use of temporary foreign workers “bullshit” in a conference call to franchisees that was given to the CBC.
His remarks from earlier this week came before federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney announced an immediate moratorium on the food services sector’s access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program late on Thursday, as a result of CBC Go Public’s inquiries.
Three McDonald’s franchises in Victoria and a pizza restaurant in Weyburn, Sask., are at the centre of program abuse allegations involving Canadian employees alleging foreign workers were given priority work status or more hours.
In a recording of the call given to the CBC, McDonald’s Canada CEO John Betts discusses recent CBC stories on the company’s use of temporary foreign workers and his resulting meeting with federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
“This has been an attack on our brand. This has been an attack on our system. This is an attack on our people. It’s bullshit OK! I used those words when I described my conversation with the minister last week. He gets it.”
The CBC has been given a recording of McDonald’s Canada CEO John Betts calling stories about its temporary foreign worker policy ‘bullshit’. (CBC)
Betts says he was “incredibly impressed” with the minister, adding, “He really knows his stuff. And I’ll say he knows his stuff from a business person’s perspective.
Meanwhile, while comments supportive of Kevin O’Leary and a major shake-up of the Conservative Party were memory-holed, CBC and ICUC had no qualms in running left-wing vitriol. This is a small sampling of insults that got posted while my comments were killed (there are more, but CBC.ca tends to become insufferably slow the further you get through the comments; though it’s not as bad as the Toronto Globe and Mail, whose page crashes completely).
Send in the clowns!
I truly hope O’Leary wins. That will be the final nail in the coffin.
I would vote for a tree stump before I would pick from that grouping.
did public demonstration of racism and disdain for reality make the list, or are those still only optional requirements?
There are still plenty of the Harper Minions left in that party of Reprobates
The FBI puts up better wanted posters in US Post Offices.
Watch those polling numbers. You might be switching numbers around in a dyslexic sort of way.
Oh no. Is Canada heading for a Trump like side show masquerading with the name O’Leary?
Kevin O’Leary is the Canadian Donald Trump. We need O’Leary like we need ebola.
All four are losers.
Just one look at the rogues gallery presented above informs me the Conservative Party of Canada is offering the worst of the worst for a new leader.
I despise the four people pictured; one a well known backstabber (MacKay), one a pathetic xenophobe (Leitch), one a hard-boiled perpetual yes-man of no distinction whatsoever (Kenney) and finally, a wannabee of walking talking ego driven greed who seeks the spotlight because he has nothing else to offer (O’Leary).
Nobody would vote for this fools would they?
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Kevin O’leary is a totally narcissistic wannabe that will never in a million years be elected to govern this country.
(and he’s mean-looking too ).
No Trump want-to-be clowns. I’m looking at you, Kevin O’leary.
PHOTO: …from left, Calgary MP Jason Kenney, former justice minister Peter MacKay, Ontario MP Kellie Leitch and celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary. (Canadian Press/Associated Press)
Everything the Reformacon Party needs for it’s complete lifecycle:
One for the money (a proletariat profiterole);
two for the show (an illusionist);
three to get ready (would you believe – a doctor); and
four to go (the undertaker).
Who cares, 3 liars and a big mouth. Great choices. Not
Too bad Mickey Mouse is Murican…. He’d be perfect !!
To his credit, Keith Bilous’s censor was good enough (or probably careless enough) to let this gem through:
Let’s get this right, the taxpayer funded CBC reported that certain Members of Parliament referred to women in slang terms, yet this same CBC now will not allow comments on this fact – what is going on media censorship of what was previously related!