Peter Mackay taking a page from Clinton is continuing to deny what everyone knows to be true.
Now there are calls for his resignation.
Now, instead of calls for an apology, the foreign affairs minister is facing demands for his resignation amid accusations that he lied to Parliament.
Things escalated Wednesday after MacKay flatly denied referring to Stronach — his former girlfriend and a Liberal MP — as a dog in the House of Commons last week.
“I made no derogatory or discriminatory remark toward any member of this House,” a defiant MacKay told the Commons.
“I made no such gesture.”
The incident seems to have lit a fire under opposition parties as they now have finally started putting fire to the feet of this cut and run government.
Liberals and New Democrats, independently of each other, are increasingly on the attack about alleged Tory mistruths beyond this one incident as well. Liberal environment critic John Godfrey, for instance, yesterday accused Environment Minister Rona Ambrose of wilfully misrepresenting the views of organizations and interest groups with respect to their reaction to the Tory green plan unveiled last week. Ambrose has replied that she is accurately reading complimentary passages from press releases issued by the Canadian Lung Association and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Meanwhile, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) has for the last two days accused the Tories of denying cuts they are purported to be making to the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative. Mathyssen says the figures are on the government’s own website — the $133 million budget for last year appears as $2 million this year.
Oh what a tangled web we weave……