(Please see my earlier post on NDP hypocrisy regarding the office of the Ethics Commissioner)
Consider that the NDP (the 3rd party) has asked for an investigation into the floor-crossing by David Emerson.
Consider that the NDP (again the 3rd party) didn’t ask for an investigation into the floor-crossing of Belinda Stronach into government (the NDP needed their budget amendment passed, didn’t they — how ethical) UPDATE: They now have… but it’s still long after the ‘NDP budget’ was passed. Perhaps the Ethics Commissioner should look into this delay in the NDP asking for a Stronach investigation?
Consider that the NDP Vancouver-Kingsway opponent Ian Waddell supported the notion of floor crossing when he was a member of the BC Provincial legislature.
Consider that the NDP tried to get Sheila Copps to defect from the Liberal party to join the NDP.
Consider that the NDP tried to get Charles Caccia to defect from the Liberal party to join the NDP.
Both Copps and Caccia were facing losses of their Liberal nominations during Paul Martin’s polarizing power grab and the NDP offered both secured nominations with the NDP.
Consider that former NDP leader Ed Broadbent says that the Ethics Commissioner does not enjoy the confidence of Parliament.
Consider that current NDP leader Jack Layton is pushing for Shapiro to investigate.
In fact, consider that the NDP tabled a non-confidence motion in Shapiro at the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. That was then, the NDP has confidence in him now that he’s investigating Emerson and the Conservatives.
And now the NDP is questioning our noble role in Afghanistan? Should anyone take these guys seriously?