Blogging Tory and uber-partisan Conservative Party hack Sandy Crux continues to flog her laughingly one-sided list of Stephen Harper "accomplishments," but the irony of it gets a bit thicker every day:
The Federal Accountability Act was passed which: (Link)
* Provides protection for whistleblowers;
* Bans political contributions by corporations and unions;
* Reduces personal political donations from $5000 to $1000 per year;
* Strengthens the power for the Auditor General to ‘Follow the Money;’ and
* Added fixed election dates.
Yes, Sandy ... Stephen Harper and "accountability." How exactly does that work again?
OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives have quietly killed a giant information registry that was used by lawyers, academics, journalists and ordinary citizens to hold government accountable.
Oh, and Sandy? Speaking of "strengthening the power of the Auditor General," well:
OTTAWA–Ottawa's financial watchdog says she won't go along with draft government rules that she says would undermine the independence of officers of Parliament like herself.
Auditor-General Sheila Fraser found allies yesterday who condemned the Conservative proposal, which could mean that Parliament's officers must vet their public statements through a wing of the Prime Minister's Office, as an unprecedented attack on the independence of the officers, who are supposed to work at arm's length.
I'm guessing none of that is going to show up in Sandy's vaunted list. Call it a hunch.
Here's some free advice, Sandy: Find a nice hobby for retirement, and leave the political pontification for actual grown-ups. You're just not that good at it.