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  • Peter Jackson
    December 08, 2011 - 14:33

    Thank you, Mike. And my humble apologies to Mr. MacKay Sr. The text has been edited to eliminate the premature obituary.

  • Mike
    December 08, 2011 - 14:15

    "MacKay, of course, is the son of the late Elmer MacKay" The rumours of his demise are greatly exaggerated.

  • Doug Smith
    December 08, 2011 - 10:06

    Yea, he said nothing about the Pacific Scandal either -- or Airbus....

  • Allan Smith
    December 07, 2011 - 17:04

    Funny how this so called "commentary editior" neglected to mention all the Liberal scandals of the past and focused solely on the Conservatives and PC's. Worse yet, he quotes Al Franken and disparages FOX news!!!! Man, you lefties hate to see those on the right of center get on top don't you. Your yellow journalism makes me ill.

  • Scott Free
    December 07, 2011 - 10:59

    Re-publican, re-form, whatever....sounds a little re-tarted to me. The federal Con Party is a secret society; much like our democracy-turned-Dunderdale dictatorship, a direct decendant of the Danny Damage Era, here on the rock. Lies, deceit, coverup; hallmarks of the Republicans of the North Party. Remember electorate, politicians have two goals; get elected; get re-elected; repeat, repeat. Democracy is dead at both our provincial level and at the federal level.

  • Lane
    December 07, 2011 - 09:51

    I agree whole-heartedly that every single person named in Jackson's article lacked the integrity and honesty we should demand from our politicians. But it's really unfortunate that Jackson chose to turn his article into a political diatribe by singling out only Conservative (and former Progressive Conservative) politicians. What about Liberal PM Jean Chretien funnelling taxpayers' money into a golf course and hotel in which he held a financial interest? (He denied and did not resign.) What about the outright criminality of the Sponsorship Scandal, which saw taxpayers' money funnelled into the Liberal Party? (The Minister overseeing the program, Alfonso Gagliano, denied and did not resign, and was rewarded by Chretien with a plum diplomatic post.) What about Liberal Defence Minister Art Eggleton being ruled in contempt of Parliament by the Speaker of the House of Commons for misleading parliament about whether Canadian Special Forces troops had been deployed to Afghanistan? (He denied and did not resign, and was rewarded with an appointment to the Senate, where he remains today.) What about former Liberal Immigration Minister Judy Sgro and her special treatment of an immigrant who supported her campaign? The list goes on and on. Funny how Jackson just plain forgot about the entire corrupt Chretien era.

  • Michael Broughton
    December 07, 2011 - 09:48

    Anyone remember 2006, when Harper stood up in Parliament and stated: "There’s going to be a new code on Parliament Hill. Bend the rules, you will be punished; break the law, you will be charged; abuse the public trust, you will go to prison." Someone needs to go back and find the original video feed, because I have this feeling that he had his fingers crossed behind his back....

  • Herb Morrison
    December 07, 2011 - 07:41

    Well said, Mr. Jackson. Perhaps the fact that politicians openly deny inappropriate behaviour, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary is because, within society as a whole, there is a greater tolerance for so-called bad behaviour that twenty years would result in an individual or group facing either social scorn or, in more serious situations, legal action. As Bob Dylan sang: "The times they are a changing."