Some say, the Liberals should still be accountable for a sponsorship scandal that happened over a decade ago when attempting to fight separatism in Quebec. We rightly sent them to the political penalty box for the foul and some want to keep them there for ever.
In contrast to today, people are dying now of Listeriosis because Mr. Harper deregulated Canada's principal meat packaging plant as a "test" project for further deregulation. I'd say Mr. Harper's team deserves a game misconduct penalty and he deserves a life-time suspension from ever playing again.
Political penalties should be proportional to the misconduct. The ultimate political referee, you and me voters, should send Mr. Harper out of the political arena for good.