Thursday, April 24, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Scandal at 24 Sussex Drive
Well compared to all the other scandals he is facing this may not be the biggest.
Paramedics were called to the Prime Minister’s official residence in Ottawa over the weekend after an 18-year-old woman suffered from severe intoxication.
The Ottawa Paramedic Service confirmed that it responded to a call involving an 18-year-old who suffered from “possible alcohol intoxication” at an event at 24 Sussex Drive.
But it is scandalous to see how lightly the incident is being treated, and the way the RCMP seem to be trying to protect Stephen Harper.
The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19, but the RCMP, which is responsible for security at 24 Sussex and the protection of the Prime Minister and his family, said it will not intervene.
“We are aware of the Ottawa [Emergency Medical Services] attending the residence,” said RCMP spokeswoman Lucy Shorey. “This was a medical call and not a police matter.”
When the law is the law. Alcohol poisoning is a serious condition. Binge drinking among young Canadians is a major problem.
If adults are in the home when it happens, it's THEIR problem too.
And of course the hypocrisy is nauseating...
When Lord Harper is jailing ten of thousands of mostly young Canadians for the "crime" of using marijuana, a much safer drug than alcohol.
And Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice who is charged with sending them to jail, or ruining their lives with a criminal record.
Is a poster boy for binge drinking...
As one Globe reader points out in the comments, can you imagine how the Cons would have reacted if it had happened to one of their ENEMIES?
If this happened in Justin Trudeau's household the Cons would already have attack ads out questioning Trudeau's ability to be a good father.
But what bothers me the most is the growing feeling that the RCMP are more interested in protecting the reputation of Great Leader, than they are in enforcing the law.
To the point where some citizens have lost so much faith in the justice system, that in the case of the sordid Senate scandal, they're planning to lay charges themselves.
A watchdog group is considering laying a private prosecution against Nigel Wright for his secret $90,000 payment to Sen. Mike Duffy. Democracy Watch, a non-partisan advocacy group that pushes for greater accountability, says it will lay charges against Wright unless the RCMP and prosecutors do a better job of explaining why they have decided not to charge the prime minister’s former chief of staff.
I'm hope I'm wrong, for our sake and for the sake of the RCMP. Because if they are ever found guilty of trying to serve and protect Harper's reputation, it will be the final nail in the coffin of our democracy. And the final nail in the coffin of the RCMP.
For no democracy could tolerate or survive a political police.
Or a Great War on Drugs...
Where there is one law for the rich and powerful, and another for the rest of us.
And the good news?
When Lord Harper launches his next attack on marijuana and Justin Trudeau.
We can tell him to take care of his own drug problem, in his own home...
Or better still tell him to stop jailing Canadians in the name of his insane war on marijuana.
Enough of the hypocrisy.
Enough of the MADNESS...
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