Bill Curry writes in the The Globe about the Conswervative efforts to waylay a House of Commons committee looking in the many ways they have consummated their conjugal relationships of the canine sort, as regards human rights in Afghanistan.
"The Tory filibuster finally broke after five hours and the witnesses were allowed to speak around 2 p.m.
The meeting of the House of Commons access to information and ethics committee was the second in a row to feature Tory MPs talking at length about procedural minutia to avoid delving into the committee's scheduled work."
New Canada's New Government: Getting things done!
If by done you mean trying to find new ways to hide their ineptitude and malfeasance.
"The opposition pushed for the probe following a recent Globe and Mail report showing how the government initially denied the existence of a report on Afghan human rights conditions, then released a heavily censored version. The Globe then obtained an uncensored version of the report which showed the government had blacked out sections that could be politically embarrassing to the government."
Harper ran on a platform of: Openness, Transparency and Accountability. Well they were sort of right, they show an open contempt for the rules and procedures of the House of Commons and its elected representatives, they're as transparent as a ZipLock full of turds and they behave like angry children on account of they've been caught out in their lies and manipulations.
"The Conservatives were arguing that the opposition failed to give them enough notice for the study and that such a review raises concerns about revealing official secrets."
Yeah. And they needed some more time to run to the store for more black magic markers to redact their own stupidity. After all, what's more important the rights, safety and lives of suspects detained by Canadian forces in Afghanistan or their own political fortunes. Better a few war crimes than a political black eye, right Stevie?
Please Canada, let's have a real government next time. Won't somebody take one for the team and give puffy Steve a blowjob already?