June 26, 2014
More Conservative rule breaking, more trouble for Peter MacKay
This morning, Canada’s Ethics Commissioner delivered a guilty verdict against Peter MacKay’s friend and handpicked patronage appointee John Lynn, lately of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation.
While Conservatives did nothing, Mr. Lynn was found to have contravened paragraph 15(1)(e) of the Conflict of Interest Act. It turns out using your position as CEO of a Crown Corporation to moonlight as a consultant is against the rules – even if you are a good buddy to Peter MacKay.
As with so many missteps and scandals revolving around Canada’s Justice Minister, Peter MacKay refuses to take responsibility for the messes he makes.
He then feigned outrage when people questioned his statements.
He then feigned outrage when people started quoting him.
He then feigned outrage when people were offended.
He then feigned outrage when criticized and explained it was ok because he had female staffers draft his message.
It’s time that Peter MacKay and the Conservatives drop the excuses, stop the pork patronage and start taking responsibility for their mistakes.
Canadians deserve better.