Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mike Duffy confirms it: CBC wrote questions for Liberal MPs on ethics committee

Mike Duffy has confirmed the statement made earlier in the day by one-time Liberal MP Jean Lapierre.

Apparently the CBC fed questions to be asked of Brian Mulroney to Liberal MPs on the ethics committee.

In attempting to deflect criticism, a Liberal researcher contacted Duffy to say that the CBC did not provide the questions, only suggestions on which the questions were based...thereby confirming that the CBC was involved in developing the questions.

Want to bet that the Liberals have one less researcher tomorrow?


Friday, December 7, 2007

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen unites the left

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen has in one fell swoop made a mockery of Jack Layton's claim to want to make Parliament work for Canadians, and ended Jack's dream of becoming the official opposition.

The next time Jack says that only the NDP wants to make Parliament work, all the other parties have to say is, "No, all you and your MPs want to do is sling mud and cast dispersions, like you did to James Moore".

Even Stephane Dion should be able to manage that.

For the NDP to attain its goal of becoming the official opposition, they needed to demonstrate consistent professionalism and maturity. This episode has ruined any chance of that ever happening.

Jack might as well start negotiating the absorption of whatever rump remains of the NDP after the next election into the Liberal or Green party.