Pease in a pod (IV)
Toronto Star, September 25, 2009:
OTTAWA–A Conservative candidate for Markham-Unionville has stirred up a hornet's nest by stating that communities wanting federal funding would be better off Tory blue.
That broadcast statement, by Gordon Landon, a York regional councillor for the Town of Markham, puts a lie to the Conservative government's insistence there is no preferential treatment for ridings represented by Tory MPs.
"One of the things we have been trying to get for a long time is a medical testing centre for Canada. They won't give it to this riding because it's held by a Liberal," Landon said Tuesday during a Rogers television York Region political panel.
The Telegram, August 27, 2007:
“People realize that we have to be on the government side in the next four years. Otherwise, we’re going to pay dearly for it,” Normore said.Via VOCM, June 29, 2007:
“People are telling me. ‘We’ve got to be on Danny’s team.’”
Leo Bruce, PC nomination contestant in Bay of Islands, just told Bill Rowe, referring to the fact that the incumbent MHA is in opposition, that “the people of the Bay of Islands have paid the price for the past four years.”The Western Star, June 29, 2007:
[PC nomination contestant Leo] Bruce said it’s time the Bay of Islands joined the Danny Williams team and left the “wasteland of the Opposition benches in the House of Assembly.”CBC News, May 22, 2007:
"Since the PC government got in, I might as well say it, we never got nothing in Harbour Grace," [Harbour Grace Coun. Tom] Short said.Cf. pretty charts involving provincial purse-strings from 2008 and 2007.