He also took a bit of heat over the Nortel pension issue, when the disabled became victims of Harper's senate.
O'Connor may be in a bit of trouble with the Liberal contender Karen McCrimmon, though. O'Connor's military record appeals to some, but before entering politics he was a lobbyist for military contracts with Hill and Knowlton.
McCrinnon is also ex-military and her resume astounding:
McCrimmon is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Forces. She has the distinction of being the first woman ever to command a Canadian Forces airforce squadron. As Commanding Officer of 429 Squadron, which flew tactical transport C130 Hercules, Karen and her crews carried out many humanitarian and military operations around the globe. Karen served in the Gulf War, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and was also a senior staff officer at NATO headquarters in Germany. In 1995, she was awarded the Order of Military Merit, one of the highest peace time military awards.Not too shabby.
O'Connor defended his party with talking points, but we've heard them all before. Time to change the channel.