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  • Auditor General
    August 10, 2012 - 08:23

    There is a third option - he resigned to protect a higher-up staffer, MP, or Leader of his party that was aware of the smear campaign, perhaps sanctioned it. Locally, what does it say when an Auditor General retires, runs for the governong party and loses and then gets a job at $140 grand a year and collect his pension from that same employer? John Noseworthy has recently been travelling the globe to Guyana and the caribbean on provincial government business. Yet, the Premier says unnecessary travel and hiring are to be eliminated? "Do as I say, not as I do. "

  • Virginia Waters
    August 09, 2012 - 21:06

    I agree with all three comments. Carrol broke no law in posting details of Toews personal life that reflected poorly on the Minister's character and judgement. Carrol's actions served to underscore the hypocrisy of Toews' eagerness to pass an internet surveillance bill that flew in the face of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Toews was willing to compromise the privacy of ordinary Canadians while insisting that his own be protected. Readers will recall that the Minister went so far as to suggest that critics of the bill were no better than child pornographers. The ensuing public outrage forced Harper to recall the bill. Yes, posting the court records online amounted to a dirty political trick. If Canadians want to remove the slime from politics then they must stop electing sleazy politicians. I don't approve of Carrol's methods but they pale in comparison with those used by the Harper government to get re-elected and to force backward legislation through the Commons. The Telegram editorial wasn't entirely one-sided in that it also condemned the behaviour of governing conservatives. But it did a very poor job of explaining the circumstances that gave rise to actions of the Liberal staffer. In the past the Telegram showed no hesitation in attacking provincial leaders - especially Williams when he was premier. However for reasons that are unclear, it has shown much more restraint in its response to the far more outrageous behaviour of the federal conservatives, particularly as it relates to the mistreatment of this province.

  • Don McLeod
    August 09, 2012 - 11:23

    You are too quick to punish. You sound like Stephen Harper "The other philosophy is Burkean conservatism. Its primary value is social order. It stresses respect for customs and traditions (religious traditions above all), voluntary association, and personal self-restraint reinforced by moral and legal sanctions on behaviour...In particular, Canadian conservatives need to rediscover the virtues of Burkean conservatism as a key component of that balance. We also need to rediscover Burkean conservatism because the emerging debates on foreign affairs should be fought on moral grounds. Current challenges in dealing with terrorism and its sponsors, as well as the emerging debate on the goals of the U.S. as the sole superpower, will be well served by conservative insights on preserving historic values and moral insights on right and wrong." To sum up Harper's morality "If you are against me you are evil if you are for me you are like me on God's side of good"

  • Hypocrisy
    August 09, 2012 - 09:28

    Tweeting publicly available court documents is not ''revealing personal information'' as you put it. It is fundamentally no different than what your reporters do from the courtroom every week. If you take issue with the court records of divorce proceedings being publicly availaible, feel free to use your editorial clout to advocate for secrecy of court records if you feel it's a great injustice. Further, Mr. Carrol was not fired, as your headline suggests, he resigned.

  • Justin Flontek
    August 09, 2012 - 08:45

    Toews is a goof!