Musings —05.30.2012 08:06 AM—
Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Elliott (Whitby-Oshawa), who is married to Flaherty, said she [asked an Ornge employee] what the status was of the helicopter base and she did nothing wrong. “It was a conversation we had at a social event. I was just inquiring on the status,” she said.
What’s it mean? It means, once again, that Cons were in this thing up to their necks. They cooked up the idea of Ornge, they managed it, and they profited from it. Ontario Liberals, meanwhile, were the one who called in the cops, called in the forensic auditors, and then flushed the Conservative-friendly executives who ran the whole stinking mess.
At this point, I sort of hope the Cons get their wish, and get the Legislative Ornge committee to continue hearing witnesses. Every week brings new information that ties Ornge directly back to them, or the odd Tory witness that provides comedic relief.
Oh, and there’s much more to come about Con-Ornge links (and the NDP, too). Guaranteed.
Full disclosure section: And, yes, that is my friend named in the story. Given the fact that I’m now regularly reprising my Gomery Pyle-era role, do you think that should give the Cons pause? That, you know, we’re not acting like people who are nervous?
Don’t worry, they’re too stupid to stop doing what they’re doing. They’ll keep at it.