Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stephen Harper Stands by His Man

In January of 2008, Dimitri Soudas and his friend, Leo Housakos, a Conservative party fundraiser, became the subjects of an investigation into influence peddling.
A joint investigation by the Globe and Mail and Radio-Canada is alleging that a member of the Prime Minister's Office and a Conservative fundraiser directly interfered in a pair of political dossiers.

The report, which aired on the CBC's French-language service on Tuesday night, alleges PMO spokesman Dimitri Soudas intervened in favour of a Montreal real estate developer currently embroiled in a lawsuit with the federal government, and sat in on a meeting with representatives of an international military contractor looking to sell its wares.
No charges were laid and Housakos was given a plum senate seat.

In 2010 a House of Commons bailiff tried to serve Dimiti Soudas and another staffer with a summons to appear before the Ethics Committee, but were twice refused entry to the government offices where Soudas worked. Stephen Harper had him in hiding, and no one was getting through the impenetrable barrier.

Now Soudas is again making headlines and Stephen Harper is again standing by his man. Soudas did nothing wrong, he tells us.

And yet at the time of Soudas' interference into an appointment with the Montreal Port Authority, cabinet Ministers were forced to intervene. Why were they forced to intervene if Soudas was not doing anything wrong?

There is also a question of whether or not Soudas lied under oath.

But Harper is not backing down. His boy did nothing wrong. I mean after all, didn't Bev Oda lie and is still running for office?

Obviously, Harper is hoping for another mandate, so he can make it all go away.

On May 2 vote, and vote wisely. Because crime shouldn't pay so handsomely.

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