"OTTAWA — The federal ethics commissioner says he will not investigate former prime minister Paul Martin's role in bringing Belinda Stronach into the Liberal ranks last May.
"Bernard Shapiro says there's nothing in the ethics guidelines to stop a prime minister from appointing an opposition member to his cabinet [...] in fact, he calls it a constitutional right.
Hmmmm..... I seem to remember someone else saying something similar once...
"The power to make cabinet appointments is a power that resides in the office of the prime minister as the highest elected, democratically elected official in the country..."
Who said that again... Oh yah it was HARPER. To which the Canuckian Left decried "arrogance..." But there I go using my long memory and that logic stuff.