Dean Del Mastro
"This is not a Conservative Party of Canada website."
Those who support the Conservatives see their party as practicing and upholding traditional family, moral and biblical values. Even though the Conservative government is extreme and disrespectful of science, knowledge, fact and rationality, its supporters would simply overlook faults even when they are glaring.
He looked at me through moist eyes and wanted me to know how delighted he was that our adopted kids from South Sudan had arrived and were seated in the visitor's gallery above the parliamentary chamber. Question Period had just concluded and his face had been a mixture of anger, mockery and clear disdain the entire time, and yet here he was, one of Stephen Harper's attack dogs, fighting back tears and being touchingly human.These thoughts came back to me as I watched the video of Dean Del Mastro being led into a paddy wagon following his conviction for electoral fraud in the 2008 federal election.
Del Mastro was sentenced Thursday to one month in jail and barred from running for office for five years.
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This week Elections Canada announced that it was laying four charges against former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro. If Del Mastro is guilty, he deserves to be punished. There's no excuse for a politician violating election laws. But we need to also consider whether we're well served by the current rules -- rules that require burdensome accounting and auditing to enforce. Rules that are too complex for a citizen to assess whether his MP has complied or not. And rules that encourage the expenditure of excessive energy (and lawyers) on finding ways to gain value without surpassing arbitrary spending and contribution limits.
Ontario MP Dean Del Mastro is in a heap of trouble. The former right-hand man to Prime Minister Stephen Harper was charged
Twitter reacted in anger to the news that MP Dean Del Mastro has been charged with breaking election spending rules. Del