cow pat translation | English-French dictionary

cow-pat n.

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tout prêt
pat answer


, cow pat         
      n   bouse    f   de vache
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"cow pat": examples and translations in context
- We laid the tent on a cow pat - On a posé la tente sur une bouse de vache.
You see, Mrs Docherty, I regret to inform you that's a cow pat, not a cushion. Mme Docherty, je regrette mais c'est une bouse, pas un coussin.
Mr. Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canada Post is not supposed to be a cash cow to be milked by the federal government. The government's demand for profits and dividends from Canada Post has all the earmarks of getting the corporation ready for the auction block. It is like fattening up a calf before bringing it to market. M. Pat Martin (Winnipeg-Centre, NPD): Monsieur le Président, la Société canadienne des postes n'est pas censée être la vache à lait du gouvernement fédéral. Quand on regarde les profits et les dividendes que le gouvernement exige de Postes...
Mr. Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, NDP): Mr. Speaker, much of the work of the Public Health Agency obviously deals with infectious disease control, the outbreak of SARS, the possibility of mad cow or Asian flu for instance. M. Pat Martin (Winnipeg-Centre, NPD): Monsieur le Président, une bonne partie du travail de l'Agence de la santé publique concerne de toute évidence la lutte contre des maladies infectieuses, l'éclosion du SRAS, la possibilité de la maladie de la vache folle ou la grippe asiatique, notamment.
Mr. Pat Martin: Mr. Speaker, I want to expand a bit on something my colleague was talking about, the ratio of eligibility. It seems to me that the Liberals used the EI fund as a cash cow. They created an environment where it was mandatory that everybody pay in, but virtually no one qualified for anything if people were unlucky enough to lose their jobs. The Liberals designed a program where they could actually milk this cash cow for, in the end, 52 billion dollars' worth of surplus, and it is no surprise why it was a surplus. People pay in and pay in with the good faith and optimism that if ever, God forbid, they should become unemployed, they would be eligible for income maintenance. M. Pat Martin: Monsieur le Président, j'aimerais élaborer sur un point dont mon collègue a parlé: le taux d'admissibilité. Il me semble que les libéraux ont pris la caisse d'assurance-emploi pour une vache à lait. Ils ont créé un contexte où tous étaient tenus de verser des cotisations...
Mr. Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I want to know if the member will at least take note of or recognize that the root cause of the labour dispute, the impasse we are debating today, finds its origins in the fact that successive federal governments have used Canada Post as a cash cow and have demanded dividends from it in terms of hundreds of millions of dollars of dividends that go into general revenue. M. Pat Martin (Winnipeg-Centre, NPD): Monsieur le Président, je veux savoir si le député reconnaîtra, du moins, que le conflit de travail, l'impasse qui est au coeur du débat d'aujourd'hui, tient au fait que les gouvernements fédéraux successifs ont considéré Postes Canada comme une vache à lait et lui ont réclamé des centaines...
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