OTTAWA -- A House of Commons committee has rejected Prime Minister Stephen Harper's star recruit to head the new public appointments commission.
Harper can still appoint Gwyn Morgan, but his minority Conservative government would be doing so against the will of the opposition parties.
The New Democrat MP who put forward the motion said she considered Morgan unsuitable because of his past controversial comments about immigrants bringing violence to Canada.
Specifically, Gwyn has said that
“...the vast majority of violent, lawless immigrants come from countries where the culture is dominated by violence and lawlessness. Jamaica has one of the world’s highest crime rates driven mainly by the violence between gangs competing for dominance in the Caribbean drug trade”
Jeez, can Harper find anyone who hasn't slagged natives or immigrants to serve in his government?
Update, 4 pm: So now, rather than look for someone who hasn't made racist remarks to run his public appointments commision, Harper is killing the whole idea, blaming the opposition, and claiming he needs a majority to clean-up government. What a whiner!