The NDP’s Francoise Boivin rose shortly before Question Period with a rhetorical question for Vic Toews.

After the 1999 Manitoba election, the Minister of Public Safety was charged with breaking election laws and he hired a defence lawyer to plea bargain for him. Was he at least grateful then for lawyers who choose to defend criminals?

Ms. Boivin demanded that Mr. Toews apologize for his comment yesterday about Joe Comartin. Mr. Toews laughed and waved his hand dismissively.

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