A convicted criminal
Editorial - Monday, July 16, 2007 @07:00
Don't do it, Diane Finley. Don't give Conrad Black a break on visiting Canada - even for a day. Black is a convicted felon. A U.S. jury found him guilty Friday of three counts of fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.
In 2001, Black gave up his Canadian citizenship in order to accept a British peerage.
We don't ask Immigration Minister Finley to give Black special treatment. She simply needs to apply the rules for any non-Canadian criminal and keep Black out of our country.
It doesn't matter that Black is an egocentric, arrogant jerk. Being a jerk is not a criminal offence.
But it does matter that he ignored a court order not to remove documents from his Toronto office. Security cameras caught Black carrying boxes of documents to his car.
He also has been found guilty of defrauding millions of dollars from stockholders by demanding payments from buyers of newspapers. Supposedly, the money was to assure Black, and others, didn't compete in new ventures. The prosecution called it diverting money from stockholders.
Six years ago, Black renounced his Canadian citizenship "as an impediment to my progress in another more amenable jurisdiction (the U.K.)"
Fine. Black knew what he wanted. Canada was too small-time for him. Now let him live with his decision. (more)
Dang right! Black is a convicted felon who showed contempt for Canada and contempt for the law. He deserves absolutely no support from Canadians. Canadians are among the stockholders who were ripped off by Black.
I cannot understand why any Canadian would support this criminal.
Monarchy lovers should be aghast at the shame his Lordship has brought to the peerage.
Big business lovers should be aghast at the disrepute and suspicion Black has brought to top level CEO’s everywhere.
Canadian patriots should be aghast at the way Black denounced his Canadian citizenship when it suited his personal ambitions.
How can patriotic Canadian conservative monarchists have any respect for a man who has done so much to discredit their cause?
The Cons are always sayin’ they ain’t afraid to call a spade a spade. Howcum they’re afraid to call a crook a crook?
One o' the stoopidest musical comedies of all time is Bye Bye Birdie. For some inexplicable reason, this topical 1960's out-dated work continues to be performed in high schools. Here in Norfolk County, it was performed this year. Back in 1966, when I was in high school, it was performed at my school. At least, it was somewhat relevent back then.
I reckon maybe the Conrad Black worshippers are singin' a song from outta that there dumbass play.
Why? Who knows?
We love you Conrad
Oh yes we do
We love you Conrad
And will be true
When you're not near to us
Oh, Conrad, we love you!