Friday, March 02, 2007

Facts? Who needs FACTS?

Certainly not Canada's New Government. And especially not the PM.

Yesterday during QP, Boss Harp levelled charges - in both official languages - against two Montreal Liberal MPs. He stated that Lucienne Robillard (Westmount-Ville-Marie) and Marlene Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Lachine) were guilty of patronage because former and current spouses had been appointed to the Immigration and Refugee Board. Indeed, he even charged that Me. Jennings had made the appointment herself. At the time it sounded completely outrageous. And it should have because the allegations are simply false. As Susan Delacourt reveals in the The Star today, Mme. Robillard's husband was appointed by former PC PM Brian Mulroney and Me. Jennings's spouse was appointed before she was ever elected.

I guess Harp believes that mixing up timelines will take the public's attention away from the spate of resignations at the IRB. Meanwhile the smear campaign against Liberal MPs continues....

UPDATE: Ralph Goodale is asking for a retraction. Van Loan, of course, refuses.

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