Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister is pouring cold water on Canadians' concerns about Liberal ethical flameouts but the oily black smoke of scandal hangs everywhere.
Ministers under a cloud are shuffled off to Denmark or switched to a new post where they cannot be questioned.
The auditor general discovers, quote, “every rule in the book” has been broken under Liberal orders.
There are new, full-blown RCMP investigations into questionable Liberal contracts.
Canadians have watched a growing list of Liberal practices take heat: the billion dollar boondoggle; Shawinigate; the Prime Minister leaning on a federal bank president to give a bad loan; a luxury bed and breakfast exclusively for Liberals close to the pork barrel; uncashed cheques in the offering plate; convenient contracts for cronies; and now goodies for girlfriends.
The Liberals are burning more than crosses over there. They are burning credibility and trust.