#Duffy Not Faulted For Listening To Harper

3 years ago, I explained what was happening with the Duffy trial. Today it came to a close.

Harper’s fan club isn’t too impressed either:

PMO: RCMP is Deeply Offended You’re Not Buying Their Crap

“Come on!” – RCMP

The Canadian people know when they’re being fed smoke and mirrors, and things taste very smoky and shiny right now.

“Thanks to the RCMP, we know that senior officials in our government were conspiring to cover up tens of thousands of dollars in (seemingly) improper payments to senators. The internal emails and interview transcripts published by the RCMP show Wright, Duffy and a host of lawyers and senators doing all kinds of things they would never do if they didn’t think they could keep it secret.”

“The way our legal system is set up, we will never know why the Mounties decided not to proceed unless it comes out in court if the force proceeds with charges against Mike Duffy, which is expected in the coming weeks. But it’s up to politicians, not police or judges, to tell us how it is that the prime minister’s chief of staff is able to make a secret payment to a sitting legislator without facing criminal prosecution.

There is no way that should be legal.”

Soudas was Resign-Fired #HarperFired #cdnpoli

It happens with plenty of Harperites. They Resign, no wait, they were Fired. Depending on who you are, there’s a different tale of what caused the undesirable to fall under the Harper Omni-Bus.

Fired.

Resigned.
Soudas Another Harperite Fired/Resigned #cdnpoli

Nigel Wright who worked in the Prime Minister’s Office until last year was also Resign-Fired.
Fired.

Resigned.

Michael Sona was Resign-Fired too. Maybe this needs a name or hashtag? #HarperFired?
Resigned.

Fired.

PMO: Anger Betrayal Deception; Oil

Our lying Prime Minister felt betrayed and angry, and … deceived?

The scheme only became public after a CTV news report on the evening of May 14.

The next morning, said Harper, he met with Wright, the successful Toronto financier he had brought to Ottawa in 2010 to be his right-hand man.

“He told me what he had done,” said Harper.

“I think, to be frank, my first series of reactions were probably in the realm of more stunned and disbelief.

“I, for the life of me, still can’t figure out – I don’t think anybody can figure out – why, for whatever reason, somebody would take this money of his own and give it to somebody who we all believed didn’t deserve it.”

Harper said he felt a range of emotions.

“A sense of anger, betrayal, disappointment, deception. You can name it. Those emotions were there too.

“But look, I always say I don’t want to sit here and kind of indulge my emotional experience over the issue. It’s been a very emotional experience. My job as a leader is not to indulge my own emotions. It’s to try and deal with situations.”

The image associated with this story on Facebook, was a person walking beside a dirty pipeline. No doubt full of B.S.

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Speaking of pipelines, the Harper panel has approved an oil pipeline of doom through B.C.

“This is a report that almost physically shrugs in your hands as you read it.”

As Chris Turner explains for DeSmogBlog, the report is written so that it simultaneously claims the pipeline is not to expand the Alberta Tarsands, while it will greatly later improve the economy there, years down the road. They want the pipe to be viewed through an environmental and localized lens when convenient, and a oilfield stimulus package when otherwise convenient. Pretty slick, eh?

Aside from the inevitable blockades so the BC RCMP can arrest more First Nations standing up for the health of their communities, what does Canada foresee when going down this oily road?

209 conditions? Anyone who buys something with that many conditions, is a fool.
“the money and jobs that would flow throw it”
They found a way to liquify jobs I guess?

National Post Could Use a Better Headline Writer #cdnpoli #PMO

Andrew Coyne: Stephen Harper’s story — and reputation — still hanging on by a thread

Look, it’s still possible for the MSM to cling to the narrative that the PM didn’t know about the illegal activity going on in his office (that he gave the “go ahead” to, according to Wright in an email). What’s wrong with Coyne and the NatPo giving the PM a fair shake you might ask?

Consider their presentation of the choices:
Knowing about the crime vs. authorizing the crime vs. being so dumb as to not realize there was a crime? “What’s the truth?” we’re asked in a rhetorically suggestive sort of way.

They are all false choices, given the information in the RCMP ITO. There’s a little thing known as Ministerial Responsibility. Let’s let John Baird explain it, as only the best orator in the House can? “One of the essence [sic] of our Parliamentary democracy.”

The Prime Minister is responsible for the alleged illegal actions of Wright. The PM must resign or accept another serious consequence for appointing someone capable of bribery and breach of trust to run his office. If he knew and/or authorized the crime, the RCMP can later charge Harper too. The priority now is to maintain the dignity of the office and position of Prime Minister, by encouraging the current schmuck to vacate the position.

Will the media work toward this mission, or the one indicating the Prime Minister retains credibility after being caught in multiple lies while speaking in the House?

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#Duffy Senate Expense Scandal Explained


Take 15 minutes, and listen to the last 5 years of Canadian politics be summed up off the top of my head.

What’s the PM’s next lie? Pretend he was on Crack, or in a Drunken Stupor when he gave Nigel Wright the go ahead to bribe Duffy?

It’s too late for the Prime Minister to say he’s sincerely, sincerely, sincerely sorry. Resign. Resign today.

Harper Knew of $90,000 #PMO Wright to Duffy “Bribe”

CBC was reporting that RCMP are calling the payment between Wright and Duffy a “bribe” and “breach of trust”. No charges yet. How come there are no charges from the Crown prosecutor?! The justice system shouldn’t wait until there is an angry protest 24/7 outside of the PMO before they enforce the law once they’ve discovered evidence of serious crime.

Listen to a Harper Minister clearly state that Ministers are responsible for the actions of their staff.

Wright bribed Duffy, and Harper is responsible, whether he knew or not. It’s just icing on the cake for his opponents if he knew and lied to Parliament when he clearly claimed he didn’t know.

Also:

Since mid-May I’ve been referring to the payoff of Duffy as a “bribe“. Glad to see the RCMP caught up to my understanding of what’s in the news.

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