The harsh, mean-spirited Stephen Harper is BACK! Today in Question Period he tried to suggest that the Liberal position re controversial Anti-Terror Act provisions is being determined by the fact that the father-in-law of Ontario MP Navdeep Bains was once, 25 years ago, an adviser to a Sikh militant. From CTV:
The RCMP would interview [Bains father-in-law, Darshan Singh] Saini through investigative hearings made possible by the Anti-Terror Act.
On March 1, that provision of the act will die. The Liberals are opposed to a three-year extension of that provision, along with one that allows for preventative detention for 72 hours.
So the implied charge is that the Libs are against these two provisions because they are secretly harboring Sikh extremists/terrorists in their ranks. Not mentioned is the fact that Saini has agreed to testify irregardless of whether or not the provisions are in place:
Saini, former Ontario spokesman for the terrorist Babbar Khalsa Panthak, said in an interview that if he is called to the investigative hearing, he will testify.
When the shock of seeing your Prime Minister behave like a garbologist for some sleazy right-wing candidate for dog-catcher wears off, consider how utterly stupid this behavior is, and how quickly it is likely to backfire. For Machiavelli wrote that the Prince should never be the one to wield the knife; the dirty business was to be left to the underlings. Our Prime Minister, on the other hand, likes being covered in slime.
Watch them poll numbers start fallin'. So close to that Majority, and yet so far.