Wednesday, November 02, 2005


The Liberal Party of Canada, our Federal governing party (only just), is having a spot of bother. The former Prime Minister is accused of having oversight responsibility for a program that was ultimately corrupt. Friends of the party got contracts for work (some of which they didnt do, but still got paid for) and several of these friends then used their contract revenue to make donations to the Liberal party. Messy. This messy situation was not the doing of the then Prime Minister - no one even suggests this. Rather they are suggesting that he should have had more controls in place to prevent this kind of thing from happening.

Our former Prime Minister, in so much as one can understand him (he speaks neither official language as far as I can tell), is not a happy man. He thinks he has been maligned. He intends to use the legal system to inhibit all of this and bring down scorn on the good judge who sat in judgement.

Some of my fellow Canadian's are all het up about this. They say it just shows what these liberals are like and that Ottawa is corrupt. Well yes.

The point is, does it really matter. Not really. In the grand scheme of things, this is all small cheese. Sure, it shouldn't have happened, sure it shows incompetence, sure it is a major problem for the Liberal party and so on. But will it be earth shattering? No. Does it make news elsewhere in the world. No.

So, get over it.

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