'No one is more surprised than I am' - Macleans.ca

‘No one is more surprised than I am’


Peter Penashue has released a letter to his constituents.

I was very clear during the campaign that we would follow the rules. I specifically indicated that, in accordance with the law, we could not accept corporate donations. I was not aware of any problems or irregularities during the campaign.

No one is more surprised than I am at the allegations that have arisen since the campaign. No one is more disappointed. That’s why there is a new Official Agent in place to examine all of the paperwork and to work with Elections Canada to correct any mistakes.


‘No one is more surprised than I am’

  1. Did the PMO sign it for him too?

  2. Of course he’s surprised.. he was assured he wouldn’t get caught.

    • Spot on, Thwim. Exactly what I was thinking when I read headline.

  3. Yikes! He was out of the loop in his own election campaign and now he’s running a federal department.

  4. ignorantia juris non excusat

  5. I’m pretty sure a lot of us are less surprised than the Minister. I know I am.

  6. I suspect this letter is intended to set up his run for the mayor’s job in Montreal.

  7. “There’s lots going on and I want to speak with my constituents and explain what happened during the election and I think once they hear the explanation I think they will be in a better position to understand how things unfolded.” ‘I knew nothing. NOTHHHING.’
    I’m sure the good people of Labrador, who have been holding their breath waiting for the explanation, understand things very well now.

  8. Oh yeah, and how’s that for throwing someone under the bus? The buck stops at the guy below me.