[Canadians] “feel completely manipulated, completely lied to and they are pissed off; they want a corporation like Air Canada to be accountable for misleading them.”
Oh, nope, sorry that’s Air Canada, not the F-35 story, my mistake.
“In my view, no clear evidence has been presented beyond this, and thus the chair has no choice but to conclude that it cannot find that ministers knew or believed that what they were telling the House was not true or that it was intended to be misleading,” Scheer said. “In other words, the criteria of demonstrating that ministers knew their statements to the House were incorrect, and that they intended to mislead the House, has not been met.”
[Link added by me to story that’s titled “Cabinet aware of full F-35 costs, MacKay says”]
Instead, Ministers can lie to us? Scary. That means 0 accountability.
Scheer is a Harper patsy, because he’s missed the point about Ministerial accountability and failed to act where the Prime Minister didn’t. If Ministers can lie to Parliament, then they can cheat and steal too. Their Constitutional right to lie, cheat, and steal might have more than a few duped Canadians contemplating class actions (too bad they don’t just vote better in the first place, or at all).