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?!
October 5, 2009:
Liberal MP Mark Holland is among the majority of the MPs in the 308-seat House of Commons who have not signed on to Twitter.
He sees it as an “info-dumping” medium and says he cannot find a compelling reason to start tweeting.
“You can’t get very much in 140 characters,” he says. “It tends to lend itself to a lot of really useless information.”
5 hours ago:
“looking forward to connecting with my constituents in a new and exciting way – please follow me on twitter.”
Perhaps the threat of a star candidate in Ajax-Pickering made Holland think again about the need to connect in more ways with his constituents.
…some tickets to a special screening.
This email was sent to all of the Conservative MPs and their assistants on the Hill today. A few people passed this on. (thanks, guys)
From: Holland, Mark – Assistant 1
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 10:05 AM
To: – CONSERVATIVE ASSISTANTS CONSERVATEURS; – CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS/DÉPUTÉS CONSERVATEURS
Subject: Send your office’s pass to Young People F#*%ing our way!
It came in the mail in the last couple of days. If you’d like to get rid of it, our office will find a happy user. Please send to the below address.
Office of Mark Holland, M.P., Ajax-Pickering
Liberal Critic, Public Works and Procurement
474 West Block, House of Commons
Tel: (613) 995-8042
Fax: (613) 996-1289
Apparently, MPs offices were sent passes to see a screening of Young People Fucking, the Canadian film that became a common reference point for debate over bill C-10. Mark Holland’s office looks like they need some extra passes. Send them an email, or give them a call if you can offer any assistance or advice. I’m sure Holland and his staff want to see it before they allow the bill to pass.