Where Have Decent Honest Politicians Gone????

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Where have decent honest politicians gone?? that is a good if unanswerable question. One wonders if we ever had any decent honest politicians, surely we must have had at some distant time. Everyone on Prince Edward Island and indeed most Canadians know the ridiculous story of Mike Duffy. I refuse to use the title Senator and his name in the same sentence. The first major requirement of a Senator to represent people of a province is to be a resident of that province. Duffy was appointed by the Harper Government to represent PEI. Duffy claimed some $90,000 in living expenses for living on PEI while he actually lived in Ottawa and has done so for 40 years. Well of course he was caught out and started trying to convince Islanders that he lived on PEI, he had a summer cottage he claimed as primary residence. After the cottage was shown snowed in with obviously no one living there he claimed he stayed in a Charlottetown hotel in winter. He contacted the PEI health dept and asked them to fast track a PEI health card. He was turned down and told he had to apply like anyone else. As with all lies, his tangled web began to unravel, he was exposed as a cheat and a fraud. But Duffy is sly, he announced on the CBC news that he’d misunderstood the form he was required to file about residency. Perhaps he had incorrectly fill it out, he would pay back the $90,000 until the matter was clarified???
Now, why I ask if there are any decent honest politicians is because of the latest Harper Government announcement in parliament a few days . We are expected to believe the Harper government who just declared Duffy showed great leadership by repaying the housing allowance.
I find it more than just difficult to think such elected officials could stand up in public and make such outrageous statements.
Unfortunately there is little I or any other citizen can do about this dreadful miscarriage of justice. I do know that if any Conservative hopeful comes seeking my vote in the next federal election, he will get an earful and certainly no vote. In fact I’d be embarrassed to ever contemplate representing the Federal conservatives. Shame on the Harper Government, but more SHAME on the conservative backbenchers too scared to protest the Harper actions.
Hope this doesn’t spoil Mothers day weekend too much.

God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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