...Mulcair is a lawyer and a former law teacher. He knows better. But he is also a shameless opportunist and relentless publicity hound. Jack Layton should haul him in and read him the riot act. While he's at it, Layton should also watch his back.Shameful.
Or consider this exchange last Thursday between deputy Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and Defence Minister Peter MacKay.
Ignatieff: "Mr. Speaker, what representations did Elmer MacKay make to his own son, the current defence minister, concerning Karlheinz Schreiber? What representations did the defence minister make to the prime minister or any other government official about the Schreiber matter?"
MacKay: "None whatsoever, Mr. Speaker."
Ignatieff: "Mr. Speaker, fathers speak to sons, fathers even use fax machines. Ministers speak to other ministers barely five feet apart. The answer is not credible. Let me put the question in French. What representations did the minister of national defence make to the prime minister about Mr. Schreiber?"
So this is where the quest for fame and power has led Ignatieff. This is why he left Harvard, to dive into the cesspool that Parliament has become. He ought not to be proud of himself, but then he's not alone in running with a braying pack of dogs...
Between this and the Ethics committee's shenanigans with the Schreiber affair, it's no wonder that Canadians are becoming increasingly distrustful of politicians.
The toxic atmosphere threatens our very democracy as people get turned off from voting, and shrug their shoulders in apathy.