Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has 3,500 jobs to offer as gifts to friends of the regime.
The Prime Minister appoints senators; he appoints returning officers in all 308 ridings; he appoints the governor general; he appoints provincial lieutenant governors; he appoints the chief justice of the Supreme Court; he appoints the justices of the Supreme Court; he appoints the head of the country's armed forces. Until recently, he even appointed his own ethics commissioner. He has over 1,000 other jobs in the legal sector under his control as well.
It is high time that this profusion of partisan appointments ended. When is he going to start giving priority to merit rather than political allegiance?