At least now it's factually correct to say Mike Duffy is part of the Conservative caucus
Also in the broken promises department, Harper has appointed Thomas Cromwell to the Supreme Court, despite a promise to hold public consultations first. I'll give Harper a pass on this one, since this appointment probably had to be made before January for the court to function properly - and Cromwell's frequent appearances on the Tudors is as good as a public consultation.
UPDATE: Upon closer inspection, two other things stand out from these appointments.
1. 4 out of the 18 are women. This is completely unacceptable, when you consider that one of the reasons for appointing, rather than electing, people to any position is that it allows for a more balanced representation.
2. Remember how Harper spent the past month talking about how the separatists weren't legitimate, blah, blah, blah? Well, one of the picks - Michel Rivard - spent the 1995 Referendum sitting as a PQ MNA campaigning for the oui side. Huh.
Labels: so long John Tory