‘Baseless and outrageous’

by Aaron Wherry

After QP this afternoon, Tony Clement stood with the following point of privilege.

Mr. Speaker, it has come to my attention that certain changes were made to the evidence of the meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on November 2, 2011, including my testimony. Members of the NDP opposition have alleged that I made those changes. I have not, nor has anyone in my employ. These baseless and outrageous allegations form a serious breach of my privilege, which is impeding my work as a member of this House and as a minister of the Crown.

I respectfully ask that you review this matter to determine how and why these changes were made and that you provide assurances to this House as to the reasons for any changes to the official record of this place. The suggestions from the opposition regarding any role by me are absolutely false, and I look forward to your attention to this matter. In conclusion, I believe you will find all the necessary information in my letter that I provided to you before question period. Thank you for your attention to this matter.




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‘Baseless and outrageous’

  1. “These baseless and outrageous allegations form a serious breach of my privilege, which is impeding my work as a member of this House and as a minister of the Crown.”…

    …”I think we’ve got one that can go straight to the basement here Lord!”..

    …the recording angel mutters while taking a pause.

    “Sure…sure.” ~ The Almighty

  2. PJ O’Rourke ~ One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license.

  3. “I did not have text with that hansard…”

  4. Oh great, we’re back to the bloody NOT again.  Well we all know how that turned out, lol

    • LOL

      Tony’s up for promotion?

  5. Does anyone know if Tony actually spoke or is it just that Baird’s impressions of him have reached a new level?

    • I think it’s hand puppetry.

  6. Very very foolish for Dippers to accuse, without proof, that a Minister doctored hansard,
    they don’t have the backing of the majority coalition of losers on this one.

    They are about to be spanked,
    Clement didn’t do it.

    • In order to be this certain wilson, you would have to know who did it.  So give us a hint, this could be fun…

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