"OTTAWA — Maverick Conservative MP Garth Turner is once again playing the thorn in his government's side, publicly calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to scrap part of the Tory election platform that he says is proving unpopular.
The Prime Minister's Office responded quickly to Mr. Turner's press release, saying it had no intention of backing away from election promises. "We're going to fulfill our commitments," Mr. Harper's communications director, Sandra Buckler, said.
I didn't know what to make over suggestions that Turner was merely grand standing and showing off over his opposition to the Prime Minister on the Emerson issue. I was just glad that there was a Tory MP in Ottawa that seemed to agree with what was the prevailing opinion from Tory supporters that Emerson's appointment was not only wrong it was a mistake.
His comments at some points seemed slightly showy. Other Tories seemed to pounce on him though I relented. These latest actions are the nail in the coffin though I think.
It's clear that Turner isn't in this for the sake of any principles I know of. He's in it for Garth and Garth alone.
How can he have the gall to suggest that Harper scrap any part of a platform that was fought and voted on in election barely a couple months ago?
Because he does some sort of survey he deems representative of the Canadian population he thinks he knows better than the millions that vote Tory or the thousands of Tory supporters that canvassed and called based on those promises?
Flap-happy crap is what it is.