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Should politicians stay out of hockey?
Sat, May 5, 2007

This political power play involving Canadian hockey captain Shane Doan is downright sickening. The words embarrassing, ridiculous, moronic and laughable also come to mind.

Canadian members of parliament have proven they have absolutely nothing better to do than conjure up a two-year old incident that was never verified and turn it into a national scandal. Your tax dollars at work, people.

Doan mess disgusting



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Wasn't this already dealt with last year? Will we have to do again next year?

What an embarrassment.
Dick, 2007-05-03 22:31:09

Jees you people should start breathing again, at least between 2 sips of beer or wathever alchool you are drinking. After reading some of the posts here, I see that what this country needs is to start educating people. Because this is embarrassing.
Jerome Labbe, 2007-05-03 22:27:20

Do our tax dollars need to be used for this.kind of grandstanding by our politicians. Shane Doan is a respectable young man, who is representing Canada to the best of his ability. Go Shane We are Proud of you as a hockey player and as a Canadian. Hold your head high and those of us who believe in you will always support you.
Debbie, 2007-05-03 20:25:21

Why isn't the official held more accountable for HIS actions? Since this "alleged" incident not one person has been able to corroborate HIS story. I wonder whom HE voted for last election?

This doesn't have anything to do with Montreal missing the playoffs does it?
DCP, 2007-05-03 19:11:52

I can't help but be reminded of the night 30 years ago when the CBC, in it's wisdom, had a live mic in Bobby Clarke's face after he had been assessed a penalty for whatever. Before taking his seat in the penalty box, Clarke uttered slurs which were broadcast to Hockey Night in Canada viewers from coast to coast.

Don't you just love hockey players?
Baum Zaway, 2007-05-03 18:24:02

Ironic, isn't it...

The PQ have decided to question Canada's representation on the world stage, while back at home they do little to promote Canadian unity. Nice timing too: two years after the alledged incident (already cleared by the NHL).

By the way, where were the PQ and the rest of the Canadian Government interests in our game years ago, when we lost two Canadian NHL teams to the USA. These teams included the Quebec Nordiques no less, and the Winnipeg Jets (now Shane Doan's Pheonix Coyotes).

Our elected officials should get back to governing our country and its' many other Government issues, and leave the pub-style arguing to those of us who understand the game.
Todd, 2007-05-03 18:19:20

Here is the thing..in a country where the belief is that someone is innocent until proven guilty someone's reputation (Shane Doan) is being destroyed for political gain. Last time I checked he was cleared of any wrongdoing by the NHL and thus cleared in the matter...the Liberals and NDP should be ashamed of themselves...and the Bloq party are traitors anyway so who cares what they have to say...the only reason this is even an issue is because whoever said it used the word "frenchman" and last time i checked that is neither a racist nor derogatory comment...in fact...whoever said it...i like the adjective he used....
Vince A., 2007-05-03 17:53:08

SLUR is a SLUR ... period . NO excuses not even from mr. Cherry.


n baril, 2007-05-03 17:10:21

I have to wonder, if the francophone community is so sensitive to criticism that this issue has come up in parliament, and they want equal treatment, and equal representation,, - it's all about appearances, isn't it? Then how could a situation have arisen where all the officials at a sporting event involving a Quebec-based franchise were of the same linguistic group in the first place? What about the appearance of fair play there? In a land where we have free speech, how can you justify not allowing a person to voice a valid observation of a peculiarity, and at the same time make your own erroneous conclusions that are not nearly so obvious, in spite of official inquiries that found no basis for the accustions? Guilty even after being found innocent? Double-jeapardy? Why? Where's the fairness here? This has nothing to do with fairplay for francophones; it's politics, and the empowerment of our own Orwellian Thought Police. It's born of the same paranoia that gave us Bill 101 that legally entrenches a brand of liguistic racism in this country. When are we going to develop the cajones to stand up to these separatist traitors, and tell them to grow up, and at least pretend to be mature adults?
Roy, 2007-05-03 16:59:19

Who cares?
Joey, 2007-05-03 16:31:22

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