From Brazeau to Del Mastro, so much to love
By John Klein (aka Saskboy)
Do you know what I love about Stephen Harper? He wants [wanted?] Canadians to hold politicians accountable. Let’s get right on that:
Brazeau is the sort of guy you wouldn’t want your daughter (or son) to end up working with. What a stress-ball! Who is responsible for his position of power? Stephen Harper. Who will voters have to hold accountable, since they can’t vote someone else into Brazeau’s public position? Hint: ____n Har___.
Meanwhile, Dean Del Mastro is in deeper doo-doo.
Donations to his campaign were refunded by his brother’s business, which is a boo-boo.
What should Elections Canada do?
See the charges through.
From the Ottawa Citizen: “David Del Mastro ‘advised me at that time that he wanted to make a large monetary donation to the re-election campaign of his cousin, Dean Del Mastro Member of Parliament,’ the statement said.
‘My employer assured me that if I would do so, my employer would cause his company, Deltro Electric Ltd. to reimburse me for the full sum of $1,000, plus a further bonus of $50, and that I would receive an income tax receipt for the donation.’
“The alleged scheme was intended to circumvent the limit on political donations, the former employee said. The Conservative government lowered the limit to $1,100 through their 2006 centrepiece ethics legislation, the Federal Accountability Act.”
If Canadians don’t start caring more, our freedom will become extinct faster than ancient reptiles.
You know what else I love? Sometimes the Conservatives argue that too much time has passed between the act of a crime and the court action for the court to bother considering the case. Other times they’re in favour of citizens running down criminals they haven’t even caught in the act.
From the CBC: “[Justice Minister Rob] Nicholson said the current legislation was ‘too limited’ in requiring a suspect to be caught in the act of a crime.”
Unfortunately, he wasn’t talking about RoboCon. He was talking about the new law “expanding the power of Canadians to make a citizen’s arrest.” Meanwhile: “Election complaints filed too late, Tories tell court”.