22 Responses to Goodyear’s Wasteful Spending Continues – 2011 Calendar

  1. Facetious Lee December 29, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    That does it. I’m voting for Iggy!

  2. Scotty Moffatt December 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    don’t be so sure that the constituents are smarter than that. Look locally at who got back in and that should scare you.

  3. Brian Santos December 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Never voted for Mr. Goodyear before and I am defiantly not going to start now.

  4. marino December 29, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I just wonder how much Mr. Goodyear really knows what goes into his mailings. I mean,yes he writes what goes into them but does he have a staff that puts these things together? Or does Gary do it all himself?. I would think that he okays the mailings but a staff member or two does most of the work and decides what goes into the final print.

  5. chris December 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I have to add my two cents worth..I moved out of Cambrisge and still I recieved one of his calenders ! what a waste of money..could he not donate this money to say the childrens ward at Christmas to the children who dont get to go home ?? just a sugestion !!

  6. Michelle Barnes December 29, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    From Gary’s Website
    Cambridge – Minister Gary Goodyear, Member of Parliament for Cambridge & North Dumfries, joined staff, volunteers and supporters of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank to pack toys for local kids at the 2nd Annual Family and Friends Night at the Calvary Pentecostal Church.

    Goodyear, who donated four bags of toys, puzzles and board games, called on Cambridge and North Dumfries families to contribute. “I’m encouraging all residents to take time out of the busy Holiday Season and to donate and volunteer to such a great cause. Because of your generosity, children throughout Cambridge and North Dumfries will wake up to a surprise on Christmas morning”, said Goodyear who volunteered with his wife, Valerie Goodyear, and his constituency office staff.

  7. David Fitzgerald December 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

    There will be in most likelihood an election in 2011 and let’s hope that the Liberals throw somebody strong against him. That will be the only way to change his spending habits.

  8. Brett Hagey December 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I buy full colour promotional calendars to hand out to my clients that are $1.20 per unit, it would be interesting to see what the material cost was on these.

  9. scot December 30, 2010 at 10:40 am

    In Gary’s defense (suprise, suprise!!) all the MPs do it.

  10. scot December 30, 2010 at 10:55 am

    …as far as a Liberal Candidate goes I’m not sure if Gord Zeilstra is still in the mix or not.

  11. Lary Turner December 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    “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.” …….. just my take rpf1, but-t-t-t-t: Gary is the Junior Minister of Science & Technology. Hence he is passing on a fact of science and a fact of technology!! As he says, just doing his job for his constituents!

  12. Be A. Warning December 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    This type of wasteful spending will never end. That is the nature of government. 2011 will be a dismal year in Canadian politics as it will be throughout the world. Many Politicans will demonstrate that they care more about themselves than their constituents. Don’t count on government to be there when you may need them. For many, 2011 will be a gloomy, doomy year. I doubt the world as a whole will end this year, but for some it will. Wars, bad weather etc. You will see! Live your life as if today is your last day. Your God and your family should be the most important thing in your life.

  13. Lee December 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Interesting analysis rpf1. Have been wondering for some time just how long it would take for the citizens of Cambridge to call Mr. Goodyear to task about his profligate and wasteful spending. It really is hard to believe that a guy could have the audacity to send out a piece of literature with 13 pictures of himself. This is ‘Ego’ run riot. The only cure for such a giant ego is a healthy dose of humility. Perhaps a ‘Pink Slip’ would be the perfect medicine!!!

  14. Dave Burrows December 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Who can the Liberals throw at him if there is an election? Is Gordie Z really prepared for another go round? And can the NDP even bring a mention in this area? I think that now is the perfect time for the rise of an independent Candidate in this riding. The greens have shown that they can not do it and having political baggage is not what many are looking for. So this would be the perfect spot for someone like Andrew Johnson to step up and run as that independent. How about it Andrew are you game?

  15. Allan Dettweiler December 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Gary Goodyear can’t be beaten. He is part of Harper’s cabinet, so he is safe. He will shake enough paws and kiss enough babies to get back in.
    If Andrew were to run as an independant, that would tick off a lot of his fellow Conservatives.

  16. Brian Farris December 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    oops, read my reply at take time, apparently i don;’t know how to use these sites!!

  17. Dave Burrows December 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    It might piss some people off but at least he would not carry the stigma of the Conservative party which many will vote against just out of spite.

  18. Peter Lowther December 31, 2010 at 4:38 am

    You won’t find a better candidate than Mr. Goodyear. This is just nitpicking at it’s purist.

  19. Lee December 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    It has been interesting to see the flimsy attempt by some to defend Gary Goodyear’s demonstrated contempt for the Cambridge voters. In fact there has been no cogent defence. So we are treated to comments like that of Peter Lowther: “you will get no better candidate than Mr. Goodyear”. Let’s review the critique ofG rpf1. Goodyear uses 13 photographs of himself in one piece of literature. He provides a calandar with spaces 1cm by 1.5cm for daily entries and has no substantive communication. Mr. Lowther, there is no doubt in my mind we CAN do better.

  20. Kevin Griffen January 3, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I would prefer to see what his record was like on environmental issues, all politicians waste money and there is little we can do about that.

  21. Lonnie Shearson January 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Sometime this spring you people may get your chance to kick him out. The Fiberals may force a Federal Election.

  22. Vrbanovic April 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    All those that wanted a strong candidate to run against Goodyear have been let down again, this will be a slaughter on election day.

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