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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Gary Lunn Should Resign

So let's keep track here.

December 2006: Wheat Board president Adrian Measner is fired for stating his opposition to Conservative government plans to privative the wheat board.

Then in September 2007, Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand attacked by the Conservative government for following the law regarding voting while veiled.

And now we find out that in the recent uproar over the shutdown of the Nuclear reactor at Chalk River, Conservative Minister Gary Lunn sent the head of the Canada's Nuclear Safety Commission, Linda Keen, a letter threatening to fire her if she didn't break the law and allow a restart of the reactor even though it was in violation of the safety regulations.

So, looking at the two most recent cases, that's two of the most important civil servants in the country who the Conservatives have tried to bully into breaking the law to suit their wishes. If I had to pick any two people in the country I didn't want making decisions based on a fear of being fired for partisan reasons, I'd have to put the person in charge of fair elections and the person in charge of nuclear safety pretty much at the top of my list. Just what kind of country do the Conservatives want us to live in?

Update: Our Prime Minister thinks threatening to fire an independent safety officer for not breaking the law like you wanted them to is 'commendable behavior' i.e. Our Prime Minister is dishonest and has no respect for Canadian democratic traditions such as accountability, but then you knew that already if you've been paying attention.

4 Comments:

  • Is that a rhetorical question?

    By Anonymous pogge, at 8:32 PM  

  • I hope so.

    By Blogger Declan, at 12:53 AM  

  • As much as I'd love to see it, Lunn's resignation is nothing but wishful thinking. Canada's Now Slightly Used Government has not and will not admit any errors in anything they've done (and they have lots to admit errors for). If they can't somehow attach blame to the Liberals, they fall back onto the best defence being a good offence. Keen will go eventually, but not until a very public battle and the payment of huge sums of taxpayer dollars to her - thanks to this incompetent bunch of boobs.

    By Blogger Canajun, at 5:31 AM  

  • For those keeping track, google Shun Lunn or visit this site below for the blow by blow and for insight into a local democratic movement underway to unseat him.

    http://members.shaw.ca/shunlunn/

    By Blogger Shun, at 10:44 AM  

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