Trouble for Penashue

The Canadian Press considers Peter Penashue’s present predicament.

Embattled Conservative cabinet minister Peter Penashue is facing a double-barrelled opposition attack. He’s been under siege for weeks amid allegations of illegal financing for the 2011 campaign that got him elected to the House of Commons. Now he’s under attack for being missing in action since he got to the Commons. 

New Democrats say public records show 79 per cent of Penashue’s ministerial travel has been in his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, even though he’s the intergovernmental affairs minister responsible for managing federal relations with all provinces and territories.

It took two tries yesterday, but the opposition did a response from Mr. Penashue.

See previously: Questioning the existence of the Intergovernmental Affairs Minister