Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Returning to (ab)Normal Programming

Closer to home, we have yet another glimpse of the duplicity already emerging in the Conservative government.

It seems that Faux News North is not only lobbying the Federal Government on various issues (unsurprising, that), but is also sponsoring and organizing fundraisers for the very minister that they are lobbying.

To Bev Oda's credit, when the story broke she at least had the common sense to cancel out. But when you consider the close ties between the CPoC and CanWest Global's executive (the President is Derek Burney, head of Harper's transition team and former Mulroney advisor) and the "lobbyist" that organized this little faux pas is one of the company VP's, it's a bit of a reach to believe that this is "mere coincidence".

The CPoC, sinking to Republican levels of arrogance and corruption - before they have held a majority government. Can you imagine what will happen if they get a majority?


evilscientist said...

The troubling part of the story is that Oda didn't cancel the event until after she was "outed" by the opposition. If the opposition didn't bring this to light, the event likely would have gone forward.

The Tories seem to have the Liberal sense of ethics in that it's OK to do something as long as you don't get caught.

Grog said...

The "if you don't get caught" rule has applied in our nation's politics for years.

What is amazing is how quickly the CPoC has descended to the level of entitlement and arrogance that they are getting caught out.

evilscientist said...

But it's Conservative arrogance and sense of entitlement, that apparently makes it _SO_ much better than Liberal (or NDP) arrogance and sense of entitilement.