From a senior Conservative on the Hill:
Did you see this yesterday–Mark Holland apologized to [Former Chief of Staff to Environment Minister John Baird, Chris] Froggatt in the House and via a press release?
This is what I love about the media. Pierre P pushes a green button to raise the security barrier at the base of the hill and he is the focus of a story on ctv national news and liberals call for his resignation.
A Liberal MP ADMITS he [smeared] a defenseless staff member on national tv, and nothing.
To say the least of a sitting Liberal MP CHARGED w impaired driving
Talk about a double standard eh?!
Our office in downtown Ottawa today hosted potential Ontario PC leadership candidate Tim Hudak for a meet and greet with friends and colleagues on Parliament Hill today. Many thanks to Dimitri Pantazopoulos and Phil von Finkenstein for coordinating and to Chris Froggatt for tieing it all together.
Hudak spoke about returning Ontario to a clear sense of conservatism and will be attending the Manning Centre conference this weekend.
On the developing news front, I’ve learned that Hudak is receiving the endorsement of Rob Nicholson, the federal minister of Justice. Does Froggatt’s involvement with today’s event mean that endorsement from his boss John Baird will follow?
The Manning Centre is hosting a reception tonight prior to our conference and I can confirm that Tim Hudak, Christine Elliott, Randy Hillier and Peter van Loan will be in attendence. The Manning Centre conference will be the first significant venue for leadership pre-campaigning.