23 June 2008

We're the Liberal Party...

...and we're just gonna "shift" all over you.

-- OTTAWA -- Stéphane Dion's cross-country tour promoting his “green shift” hit a potentially embarrassing pothole Monday as a Toronto environmentalist took legal action over what she describes as “blatantly unethical” trademark infringement.

A firm already operating as Green Shift sent a cease and desist letter Monday afternoon to the Liberal Party and the company is considering whether to sue for damages.

Ms. Wright recalls being told by the senior Liberal aide: “I just want to let you know that you're going to be getting a lot of hits on the website.”

Ms. Wright said she warned Ms. Telford the Liberals could expect a lawsuit if they went ahead and used the name.

“I said, more importantly, why would you do that to a nice, friendly, environmental organization?”
Of course, when the shoe is on the other foot...


"Dion wants to shift the green from your wallet into the Liberal's wallet."

RELATED: The kindly face of Liberalism
A Liberal spokesman discounted the company's protests that the Liberals mimicked Green Shift's web domain name, by adding the article "the" before Greenshift.ca.

"We rightly own the domain name," said Dunn.

LAST WORD: Craig Oliver forgets his meds...
CRAIG OLIVER: "However, they did offer us Jason Kenney, the Minister of Multiculturalism, to attack the government's green plan..."
You mean the Fiberal tax grab, right Craig?

(via sda)


Rich said...

I understand that there is also a U.S. outfit with the same name.
The care and planning shown by the libranos ion launching this titanic event deserves some sort of major award.
Steffi....this is for you.

Neo Conservative said...

the simple fact is... everything this guy touches just turns to shite.

if i met him on the street and he said, "good morning"... i'd start lookin' for a tornado shelter.


Anonymous said...

Dion wants to shift the green from your wallet into the Liberal's wallet.

Anonymous said...


more lawsuits

Anonymous said...

This just keeps getting better and better! I really love the keystone Kops AKA the Liberals. ( I can use that because I put "the" before the name.)