A fitting end

The last day of committee hearings into the dealings of Rahim Jaffer ends in bafflement, contradiction and scorn.

“We stood for democracy. We stood for freedom,” he told a Commons committee this morning, referring to the party he first joined and was elected to as an MP to Parliament in 1997. He was defeated in 2008. “The way my wife has been treated by your party and your government doesn’t represent anything that I have ever … worked for during the time I was an MP.”

Mr. Jaffer, clearly agitated, said that his wife, Helena Guergis, isn’t even allowed to run as a Conservative for the nomination in her Simcoe-Grey riding. “You want to talk about disappointment. That’s disappointment.”