Stone throwing: Best done after self evaluation

  Niagara Falls, Ontario,
Thursday, April 16, 2009
by: Joe Hueglin

So "The prime minister argued that his rocky relationship with Brian Mulroney proves he values ethical government - and the Liberals don't." did he? (1)

Was welshing on his promise to see the softwood lumber dispute through to the end of the court process we were winning an example of ethics in action? (2) Would those harmed by his reversal on income trusts agree he values ethical government? (3)

While he it seems to view training Committee Chairs to prevent work from being done, (4) using M.P.s mailing privileges to their constituents for purely partisan purposes (5) and what others have termed the 'in and out scam" (6) as ethical, many do not.


And few there are who agree countenancing an approach being made to persuade a dying man to change his vote for gain i s an ethical practice.

Stone throwing is best not done by those living in glass houses, particularly when far from guiltless.


Joe Hueglin


1. Doucette, Keith, Harper says Ignatieff has no moral compass on Mulroney issue, April 8, 2009, Canadian Press, Yahoo! News

2. Harper, Stephen, Halifax campaign speech, September 7, 2005

3. Coates, Al, Canadians paid a high price for Flaherty's income trust reversal, September 16, 2008, The Record

4. Canadian Press, Tories blasted for handbook on paralyzing Parliament, May 17, 2007, CTV News

5. Graham, Jennifer, RCMP probe allegation that wheat board voter list was improperly accessed, January 9, 2009, Canadian Press, Prince Albert Daily Herald

Roffson, Catherine, Tory mailout draws strong objections, August 16, 2008, Canwest News Service, Victoria Times Colonist

. Chapman, Ken, Harpers Ad-Scam money went to promote Conservative candidates in Quebec, August 30, 2007, Blogs Canada


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