That didn't take too long. Bourrie made the right call. Interesting that it took a libel suit to prompt the clarification and apology.
Archive for February, 2006
Isn't this interesting: Warren Kinsella has sued Mark Bourrie for libel. I like Kinsella's blog, and he seems a decent guy (although not if you're his enemy) but this action seems a teensy overreaction. Bourrie claims that the "he" in the sentence in question referred to Guite rather than Kinsella, which seems a bit of a stretch. Anyway, even if the statement is false, I'm not sure that it's really damaging, given the the audience of Bourrie's blog.
There is no shortage of outrage over David Emerson's defection to the Tories. Aaron is one of a few who hold out the possibility that there's more to this move than meets the eye. Perhaps the fact that the current round of WTO negotiations will likely end with the expiration of President Bush's Trade Promotion Authority in 2007 motivated Harper to recruit an intelligent, knowledgeable Minister of International Trade? Harper tapped Chuck Strahl for Agriculture & Agri-Food. He needs just as good or better for International Trade, and he found it.
I don't like how Emerson became a Tory cabinet minister, but there are plenty of reasons to justify it.