Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Question period highlights

HARPER MONEY QUOTE:“If it wills to violate the will of this house, it does so at its own peril."

ROUND 1

CONSERVATIVES ATTACK TRANSPORT Minister Jean Lapierre. They demanded he resign over lobbying for a contract without registering as a lobbyist.

The attack is not as strong as I would have liked. It was easily refuted by the Transport Minister.

BLOC ATTACKS WITH Kinsella testimony. Questioned David Herle's involvement in Earnscliffe. Liberal replies:

"Time and time again, you will find that your allegations are completely false," - Ralph Goodale.
"The member's statement is totally false" - Paul Martin

I wonder if Liberals actually believe this.

NDP's LAYTON ATTACKS on taking away opposition days. Martin says "it was a very successful day for Canada" - referring to the foreign policy review. Even though that had nothing to do with the question regarding opposition days.

ROUND 2
CONSERVATIVES ATTACK with Kinsella via Peter MacKay. Quotes Kinsella. Asks PM to admit that his leadership activity was financed through dirty money. PM replies: "Every single penny that I have used has been fully disclosed."

But uh, if these payments to the Liberals were happening in cash, then uh, it wouldn't be on the record. I think the Consevatives need to point this out.

Ablonzky: Martin sent Boulay's resume to get special treatment in the government. Brison quotes Paul Wells' blog. "They all should be hanging their heads in shame" - Brison referring to the opposition. Ablonzky: "If all the members knew the meaning of shame." Boulay worked on PM's campaign twice. Gave Boulay a personal referral for government contracts.

Monte Solberg hammers Paul Martin. Brison answers for him instead. I guess the Prime Minister is only out for about 2 times in order to give TV a limited amount of clips to choose from.

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