The new voice of the new politics suddenly sounds a lot like the old

Leona Aglukkaq, previously lauded as the the leading post-partisan voice in the Harper cabinet, takes a question from government backbencher during QP today.

Mr. Rodney Weston (Saint John, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the hypocrisy of the Liberals is mounting and Canadians are not falling for it. Their leader supported a job-killing carbon tax until he realized it was not popular. Now he says he will have to raise taxes, despite being in a global recession. Can the Minister of Health tell the House about the latest hypocritical attack on Canadians during these tough economic times?

Hon. Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of Health, CPC): Mr. Speaker, today the Liberals pandered to the special interest groups in a blatant attack on Canadian sealers. Senator Harb’s loaded political opportunisms rubbed salt in the wounds of sealers whose income he campaigns against with the blessing of the Liberal leader. It is unconscionable. I finally understand why the Liberal Party wants to change the EI. By the time they are finished, Canadians will all be out of work.

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