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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Ezra Levant: "Harper & Flanagan don't do bribes"

Ezra Levant has come to both Mr. Harper's and Mr. Flanagan's defence, by recounting his dealings with both men in the 2002 by-election that brought Mr. Harper back to Parliament... and cost Ezra a near guaranteed seat in the House of Commons.

The jist of it can be summed up in his last sentence: "But I can speak to how Tom Flanagan and Stephen Harper negotiate political problems. From personal experience, offering bribes just isn't how they operate."

And that's coming from a guy who certainly doesn't owe them any favours.

NOTE: With all the hubub over the Human Rights Commissions, I'll put a proviso up that I don't necessarily agree with everything that Ezra says, but I posted his statement and linked to his article on this one issue because I think it provides value in the Cadman debate, by relating the experience of one man with these two key players, who are being accused of doing something that is out of character for both of them.



  • At Tue. Mar. 04, 01:07:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Justin Socie said…

    Who cares? The main issue is the "financial considerations" that Harper referred to on tape when he was admitting knowledge of the Conservative party approach to Cadman prior to the vote.

    I don't need Ezra Levant to give Harper a character reference. I just need Harper to answer that question.

  • At Tue. Mar. 04, 03:55:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Manuel said…

    Well Justin, Harper offered to have cadman back in the party. Hence his possible election costs would be covered by the party. Their's your answer.

  • At Tue. Mar. 04, 04:31:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Justin Socie said…

    Ok. So you think that Chuck Cadman was lying then? Or is it that you think Dona Cadman is lying? You must also think that a dying man was planning on running in an election? And that instead of saying that he would have him back in the party, Harper instead uses the phrase "financial considerations"? And the fact that Cadman says he was bribed and then that Harper used what could be considered a euphamism for bribing is just a huge coincidence?


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