It's a shame that Belinda Stronach has breast cancer... it's not something I would wish upon my worst enemy... but I know 324,486 people, in this particular instance, who aren't going to be all that impressed.
Let's see what Statistics Canada has to say...
There were 324,486 cancer deaths over the five-year period. Of this total, 171,655 were males and 152,831 were females. Female deaths from cancer increased at a slightly faster rate, 8.5%, than did male deaths, which rose 5.4%.My guess is the statistics for 2007 are gonna come in somewhere near 70,000 people... not one of them any less special than Belinda.
In 2004, 66,947 people died from cancer, up 6.8% from 2000.
Now maybe... just maybe... if the Fiberals had taken the 2 billion dollars, that's 2,000 bags of 1 million dollars apiece... and used it to fund cancer research... instead of the asinine Farmer Bob Rifle Registry... Belinda and some of the non-glitterati citizens in Canada would have been way better off in the here and now.
Do you know personally somebody who died of cancer?
Of course you do.
Do you know somebody who was murdered with a deer rifle?
Where should this money have been spent?
RELATED: I've said it before.