Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott resigned on Wednesday as chairman of the Commons aboriginal affairs committee, after sparking controversy over remarks he made about judges and natives.
The Saskatchewan MP drew criticism for suggestions he made over the weekend that Supreme Court judges play god with the law.
Good shooting by the opposition! But they're still not happy:
On Tuesday, the Liberals called for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to ask Vellacott to step down.
It probably won't happen, but they should keep pushing. Nor is the Canadian Bar Association happy with Vellacott. They too want him to step down:
The Canadian Bar Association issued a statement Tuesday calling on Harper to force Vellacott's immediate resignation, saying his ill-informed remarks about the chief justice of Canada undermine public confidence in the justice system.
And finally, something I wasn't personally aware of with respect to the MP from Sakatchewan:
Vellacott's... had [once] defended two Saskatoon policemen convicted of driving a native man out of town and leaving him to find his way home in frigid temperatures.
I have no idea what Harper was thinking when he made this primitive redneck chairman of the Commons aboriginal affairs committee. And they wonder why Canadian's look at the Tories and think: "Crazy, scary!"