Friday, April 23, 2010
Ethics Commissioner: No Witchunt For You! (NDP LIB MP's Cry Foul!)
I am curious why the headline states MPs bash conflict commissioner over Guergis affair?
After reading the article the MP's are members of only two political parties. The NDP & Liberals. I could not find any Bloc or CPC MP attacking the ethics commissioner. Maybe I should reexamine the article again. Wish me luck.
Accuracy or ommission media bias.
Liberal Judy Foote says either there are serious allegations, in which case Dawson should investigate, or Harper fired Guergis without sufficient cause.
This Liberal MP from NFLD joined others who broke ranks against the Liberal leader on the budget. Foote said the correspondence she has received shows "there is no question the people of Newfoundland and Labrador want their representatives to vote against the budget even if that means sitting as Independents."
NDP Pat Martin "It’s worrisome that the ethics commissioner can’t see fit to engage in what seems to be such an ethically obvious breach of codes and conducts and standards," he said Thursday.
“I have no objection to faith-based organizations providing services. Sally Ann (the Salvation Army) and others have been doing a great job for years. But these people are evangelical fundamentalists,” Martin said. “Offering much-needed sports opportunities is just their way of luring in young prospects.”
Martin said he personally opposes federal funding for the project and hopes the Conservative government does as well. “Would the federal government be so willing to give them $3 million if they were called Youth for Allah?”
Accuracy and fair criticism of Civil Servants.
It is interesting when some characterization of Colvins 2nd hand testimony was refuted by some MP's, the Military, Senior Civil Servants the media felt it was important to frame it differently.
Maybe it is just me, does it seem fair?