It smells like Conservative hypocrisy (emphasis all mine).
A multimillion-dollar facility for people with disabilities stands to be built in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's riding under a program launched in his 2007 budget.
Mr. Flaherty has already faced criticism for budget announcements that favoured a train line running through his riding of Whitby-Oshawa and fuel-efficient cars built at the General Motors plant just next door.
The opposition is now raising concerns over a $45-million program called the Enabling Accessibility Fund, for which the government announced funding guidelines 10 days ago.
But it gets better. Doesn’t it always?
Mr. Flaherty and people close to him have long promoted the construction of a facility called the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ont., which is expected to meet the program's guidelines.
The centre's board of directors includes Mr. Flaherty's wife, Ontario MPP Christine Elliott, and Nancy Shaw, who is Mr. Flaherty's executive assistant. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was also present at a 2006 gala for the centre, which is set to include sporting facilities and a music room.
Keeping it all in the family, Jim? There’s a good, old-boys-club Conservative ... wouldn’t want to share the wealth with any of the peons who actually work for a living. That would just be stupid.
As always, boys and girls, if you’re a Liberal this is wrong ... but if you're a Conservative? Well, you know the drill.