Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Harper-crites' cronyism rampant, critics say

Looks like the lobbying efforts of certain Conservative cronies have been very successful in scuttling Stephen Harper's promise to restrict the activities of former Tory staffers who want to make a quick buck by exploiting their political connections once they leave the halls of power. The Liberals were guilty of this too, and I don't defend them. But we should at least call a spade a spade: the Harper Tories are hypocrites on this issue.

I guess Harper wasn't really serious when he said he'd clean up official Ottawa when he won the election two years ago on an anti-corruption platform. Of course, Harper did deliver on shutting down new child care spaces, undermining the planet's environment and getting in bed with George W. Bush on foreign affairs. Is this the government we want? Don't think so...

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