A Twitter message by the Conservative incumbent for Kitchener Centre set off a flurry of negative online responses on Saturday night, before his Twitter account was deactivated Sunday. Stephen Woodworth, who has been an active Twitter user with nearly 850 followers on the social media service, quoted a joke on his @WoodworthCPC Twitter account at 8:36 p.m. on Saturday. “Cop says to falling down man outside tavern ‘You’re drunk’ Man replies ‘Thank goodness’ Cop asks ‘Why?’ Drunk: ‘I thought I was crippled!’”Or maybe the man *lost* his prosthetic leg to a berserking G20 Rent-a-thug cop? Hardeharhar. Those Contempt party guys sure have a terrific sense of humour.
Stephen Harper's claim Canadians don't care his government was charged with contempt of Parliament is a clear indication of his ethics and his opinion of Canadians' ethics. Contempt for Parliament equates to contempt for the people it represents. Harper also has lessened Parliament with his importation of divisive American style "attack politics." Voters have found out Harper's 2006 election plank of a new honesty/openness in government and a tough on crime agenda wasn't meant to apply to the Conservative party. A smorgasbord of scandals include "in and out" financing, Bev Oda's creative writing, and RCMP investigations into Harper's close adviser Bruce Carson for influence peddling.The question I raised on Twitter this morning: does the Governor General have the legal authority to request the release of the Auditor-General's - rumoured brutal - report about the misuse, by the Harper Regime, of $1 Billion of Canadian citizens' money?
The Conservative's report [...] quoted the auditor general as saying: “We found that the processes and controls around that were very good, and that the monies were spent as they were intended to be spent.”
But in a scathing letter addressed to members of a Commons committee on Friday, which was received by the clerk and members on Monday, Fraser said the quote had nothing to do with the summits. Instead, she said, the Conservatives inserted an 2010 comment she made during a CBC News interview on security spending by a previous Liberal government after the Sept. 11 attacks a decade ago.
“The comments attributed to me in the [Conservative] report are completely unrelated to G8/G20 spending,” Fraser writes in her letter. “I would appreciate it if the report could be modified as it is clearly erroneous.”