Several constituents have reminded Gary Goodyear of the wasteful, biased, and self promoting nature of his communications with constituents. To those he replied that it was his responsibility to provide meaningful communications.
Sadly nothing has changed. I’m talking about the 16 page calendar that Mr. Goodyear mailed to every household just before Christmas.
There are 13 pictures in this calendar, yet Mr. Goodyear is the only person pictured. How big can an individual members ‘ego’ be, when he sends out what is supposed to be ‘meaningful communication’ with 13 pictures, all of himself.
Did you honestly believe, Mr. Goodyear, that any of your constituents would be able to sue this calendar? You allocated a box 1cm x 1.5cm for each day. Far too small for even one appointment. Yet the 13 pictures of Mr. Goodyear are three times what you give your constituents for daily appointments. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see who Mr. Goodyear feels is important.
Next problem for Mr. Goodyear is ‘content’. Remember he claims he wants to have ‘meaningful communication’ on important issues facing Canada. On one whole page he informs us that on February 3rd, 1947 the Yukon Territories faced Canada’s coldest day on record. Another complete page Mr. Goodyear gives us this gem that on April 15th, 1923, Nova Scotia changed to driving on the right hand side of the road. Is this coming from a Trivia Game Host or a Member of Parliament?
Does Mr. Goodyear really believe that this wasteful exercise in self-promotion really represents ‘meaningful communications’ to his constituents? Let me guess. This exercise cost approximately $65,000. That works out to be $5,000 for each photograph of Mr. Goodyear or $5,000 for each piece of trivia.
How can we not help smiling when we have Mr. Goodyear and Mr. Harper talk about fiscal restraint while they indulge in such wastefulness?
Please Mr. Goodyear, put some more thought into your communications. Don’t take your constituents for granted by sending out such blatant propaganda totally devoid of meaningful content.
And one more suggestion. After 13 pictures of yourself in one mail out we know what you look like. We don’t need any more. Try some thoughtful analysis of the serious issues facing Canada.
Your constituents are a lot smarter than you give them credit for!Tags: Gary Goodyear