Second Thots

Sometimes one has to step back, take pause, and have some "second thots"

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Why no apologies from the Vancouver Sun?

The Liberals are hollering and screaming for an apology from Prime Minister Harper because he attempted to read an article from the Vancouver Sun while answering a question in Parliament.

Well, why don't the Liberals require the same of the Vancouver Sun? Why aren't they demanding a retraction and apology from the newspaper for actually linking Bains' family with the decision on the anti-terror provisions?

Harper wasn't even allowed to make the link because he was shouted down by Liberals. The Vancouver Sun, on the other had, clearly made the link at the very beginning of the article:

A young Liberal MP who delivered Stephane Dion 250 leadership votes is the son-in-law of a man police have interviewed in connection with the Air India bombing case.

Navdeep Singh Bains, MP for Mississauga-Brampton South, shot on to the national stage after the December 2006 convention in which he delivered huge support to Gerard Kennedy and later to Dion, who won the Liberal leadership by 437 votes.

The Vancouver Sun has learned that Bains's father-in-law, Darshan Singh Saini, is on the RCMP's potential list of witnesses at investigative hearings designed to advance the Air India criminal probe.

But the ability to hold those hearings will be lost March 1 if parts of the Anti-Terrorism Act expire as expected,after the Liberals recently withdrew support for extending the provision being used to hold them.
If the Liberals were being sincere in their condemnation of Harper's tactics, why haven't they demanded a retraction from the Vancouver Sun?

The Liberals wouldn't be hypocritically playing games with an issue they say Stephen Harper is using for partisan advantage, would they?

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