The Star has an excellent editorial today outlining just how low the Harper Government™ has sunk.
Apparently taking pitches from sewer rats, Canada’s New Government™[sic] has taken Canadian politics to a whole new low.
We know that the word democracy is not on this governments agenda, we know equality has been struck a death blow, apparently the truth is just another victim.
Another week, another string of cheap political attacks from Stephen Harper, who sounds less prime ministerial with every passing day.
After savaging Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion with attack ads that suggest he is a “traitor,” Harper continued this past week to play fast and loose with the facts, levelling baseless patronage charges against two Liberal Members of Parliament.
In debate over changes to the Immigration and Refugee Board, Harper accused MP Marlene Jennings of putting her spouse on the board and Lucienne Robillard, a former immigration minister, of appointing her ex-spouse. If true, these would be serious breaches of ethics.
But Robillard’s husband was appointed to the board in 1990 under a former Conservative prime minister, Brian Mulroney. And Jennings’ husband joined the board before she was even elected to Parliament.