Thursday, March 3, 2011

Harper's National Citizens Coalition to the Rescue

While Stephen Harper is pretending to respect Elections Canada, suggesting that he didn't know that fabricating invoices and collecting tax credits you're not entitled to, was illegal, his buddies at the NCC are doing his dirty work.
The head of the conservative lobby group Prime Minister Stephen Harper once led, when he mounted a legal battle against election spending limits while he was out of politics, says Elections Canada challenged $1.3-million worth of Conservative ad expenses from the 2006 election in retaliation for Mr. Harper’s court fights against them a decade ago.
What a farce and why would a newspaper quote them? Why not just interview Stephen Harper's mother and ask her if she thinks he did anything wrong?

Our media sucks. I'm sorry, but I can't put it any plainer than that? The National Citizens Coalition? Really? That's the best you could do?

Using them to trash Elections Canada so that Harper doesn't have to get his hands dirty? Give me a break. The implication here is that Stephen Harper has no respect for Elections Canada or any other government body. They just get in his way.

And no AstroTurf, corporate funded, tea party wannabe, will convince us otherwise.

As David Akin says: Tory transparency fails

Harper exploited the Gomery Report, commissioned by the Liberals themselves, using a single line and an unflattering picture of Paul Martin, to convince voters that the Liberals were corrupt.

Unfortunately, he can't do that with Michael Ignatieff. He was "just visiting", remember?

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