Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The Day the MSM Exposed Stephen Harper's Latest Scandal
As you know Stephen Harper has been missing in action from the day he was defeated.
One day he is sighted in Las Vegas, the next day he's in Florida...
But he's hardly ever spotted in the House of Commons.
And now at last somebody in the MSM has noticed his absence.
And exposed his appalling attendance record.
Out of the 14 votes that have taken place since Parliament resumed, Harper has been present for 11 of them. The votes have taken place over nine days, but since the start of the new Parliamentary session, the House has sat for 26 days.
A source within the Conservative Party confirmed that Harper has been in Ottawa for most of those days, but typically only enters the chamber when it’s time to register his vote. The rest of the time, he can usually be found in his office.
And all I can say is it's about time.
Because while I can understand that he wanted to keep a low profile during the Duffy trial....
In case he had to leave town in a hurry.
And while I don't really care what he does in his office all day, in the company of his last remaining friend, the faithful Ray Novak...
That's their business.
It seems to me that if he is still being paid to be an MP, it is the nation's business. His behaviour is scandalous.
And quite frankly I don't trust him with this honour system:
Under the current honour-based system, MPs must file their own monthly attendance record with the Pay and Benefits department, clearly outlining the number of days they were in the House, as well as the number of days they were not.
If an MP fails to punch the clock, they can use one of four excuses:
Participation in other public or official business
Service in the Canadian Armed Forces
For obvious reasons.
And since he can't claim any of the above excuses, with the possible exception of mental illness...
Or a psychotic state of extreme bitterness.
Shouldn't his pay be docked?
If the MP misses more than 21 days in a session that can’t be explained by one of these reasons, they will start losing $120 a day from their base salary of $167,400.
And why exactly is Harper sticking around in this shadowy manner, and exposing himself to even more humiliation?
And it seems to me there can be only one answer:
He's sticking around because he wants to keep pulling Rona Ambrose's strings...
And influence the future of the party that he still considers his own.
Which of course makes his behaviour even more scandalous.
Stephen Harper, still showing his contempt for Parliament, and the rules of our democracy.
A Con artist to the end.
Who should resign or be fired...