Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Merry-Go-Round of Con Corruption
It's like some ghastly merry-go-round. Stephen Harper's groaning circle of scandal.
One moment it's Mike Duffy or Pamela Wallin.
The next moment it's Dean del Mastro.
And today it was Diane Finley's turn to mount the stinking nag of Con corruption.
A nearly three-year ethics investigation has revealed cabinet-level discussions about the connection between public infrastructure projects and winning political support from Jewish voters in the Greater Toronto Area.
Federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson released a detailed, 46-page report on Tuesday that concludes the actions of Conservative minister Diane Finley were “improper” and violated the Conflict of Interest Act when she awarded federal money to an infrastructure project backed by a rabbi with close ties to prominent Conservative politicians, including the Prime Minister.
Finley, the ghastly Con who could never find any money for the unemployed who she never stopped attacking...
But could find a million dollars to try to buy the Jewish vote, with the help of Harper's old buddy, Nigel Wright.
The report reveals that in 2011, Ms. Finley had a private conversation with Nigel Wright, who was then chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, just outside the cabinet room. The report said that, according to Mr. Wright, the minister asked him whether the Markham proposal was important. Mr. Wright replied that the Prime Minister had asked him to “sort it out.”
To please a rabbi who was the "dear friend" of John Baird.
Although the project was in Markham, it was the subject of an extensive lobbying campaign by Ottawa-area Jewish leader Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn, who has described former Conservative minister John Baird as “a very dear friend.”
Which at the very least must make us wonder whether that was the reason Baird left office so hurriedly...
And must surely also make more Canadians wonder how low Stephen Harper can go?
Who was invoking his usual defence today: I know NOTHING.
Mr. Harper supported Ms. Finley, who is now Minister of Public Works. “I had no specific knowledge of these applications nor any preference in what was chosen,” he said, adding that Ms. Finley acted “in good faith.”
And the good news? Harper and Wright's role in this scandal are going to sound very familiar when the Mike Duffy trial begins...
When Wright is asked to explain what he meant when he said Harper told him the Duffy deal was "good to go."
And what looks like an isolated incident starts to look more like a PATTERN of bad behaviour.
Yes indeed, the corruption of his ghastly regime is coming back to haunt him.
He will not escape his scandals.
And they will help destroy him...
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