Monday, March 28, 2011

Conservatives Have Another Corporate Lobbyist Running for Them

When Stephen Harper named Gordon O'Connor as his first defence minister, people were outraged. O'Connor was a corporate lobbyist for Hill & Knowlton, responsible for securing military contracts. And he didn't disappoint. But then that whole lying, Afghan Detainee Abuse thing, got in the way.

Now the Conservatives have secured the nomination of Raymond Sturgeon, another military contract lobbyist, responsible in part for the horrible F-35 contract.

So much for accountability.

I noticed on his website, that he will be speaking at the Rod and Gun club, no doubt heralding the 21 million provided in the budget for gun owners.

I don't think he'll stand a chance against Carol Hughes, but then the Conservatives have a lot of money, and sadly often money talks. We must silence it.

The Liberal candidate for this riding, Fran├žois Cloutier, is also a strong contender, who may be able to tap into history. This was once the riding of Lester Pearson.

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