Jun 12, 2008

Tory MP under fire over comments about natives

More Conservative shame:
Poilievre, who represents the Ottawa-area riding of Nepean-Carleton, went on to question the merits of related compensation payments.

"Now, you know, some of us are starting to ask: 'Are we really getting value for all of this money, and is more money really going to solve the problem?'

"My view is that we need to engender the values of hard work and independence and self reliance. That's the solution in the long run -- more money will not solve it."

Even his own people are pissed:
The irony of something like this on the day of the apology... . And I fear it reflects an attitude or a view that is prevalent among many members of that caucus."

CTV parliamentary correspondent Roger Smith said many Conservatives are also angry at Poilievre.

"Certainly the content of what he said is very debatable, his timing was not very good at all," said Smith.

Jun 11, 2008

Liberals want investigation into Couillard dealings

The committee is trying to determine the extent of the security breach. Bernier and Prime Minister Stephen Harper said they will not participate, although Couillard is expected to make an appearance next week.
Bernier and Prime Minister Stephen Harper said they will not participate

Mulroney refuses to testify a 2nd time for committee

Opposition members of the committee were not amused. Over the objections of Tory members, they decided last month to resume the committee's probe into the affair precisely because the public inquiry, promised by Prime Minister Stephen Harper six months ago, has yet to materialize.