Burn the witch

A Conservative spokesman deftly reduces Peter Tinsley’s biography to 13 words.

“There’s no shock in seeing a Liberal appointee running for the Liberal Party,” said Fred DeLorey, spokesperson for the federal Conservative Party.

Mr. Tinsley was indeed appointed chair of the Military Police Complaints Commission by Paul Martin’s Liberal government in December 2005. Seven years earlier, after taking part in the prosecutions that followed the Somalia affair, Mr. Tinsley was appointed director of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit by the socialist government of Mike Harris—a radically left-wing administration that included known communists Jim Flaherty, John Baird and Tony Clement.

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