Sunday, May 13, 2007


An interesting note from today's Question Period, as the PMO apparently declined to allow any Con MP to appear on a panel discussing corporate tax issues, choosing instead to let a solo interview by Jim Flaherty act as the Cons' voice on the issue.

Of course, it's no surprise that the Cons value message consistency over independent thought by their MPs...and even the micromanagement requiring all bookings to go through the PMO rather than individual MPs is entirely consistent with how Harper has operated in power. But it would seem to be a rather stark indictment of the Cons if Harper doesn't think a single one of his party's backbenchers is competent enough to stay on message. And once again, Canadians will have to ask why they should trust MPs and candidates who are held in such low esteem by their own party's leader.

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