06.25.2015 02:03 PM

My little love letter to Dean del Mastro

A few years back, when I was briefly helping Ignatieff, Dean del Mastro, Darryl Kramp et al. would take shots at me in the House of Commons. They’d do it there because they couldn’t get sued for what they said.

Eventually, Peter Milliken brought down the hammer on MPs using their Parliamentary privilege to slime private citizens – me and others. But, before he did, this is what I came up with for my good friend Dean.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed his perp walk, this afternoon.


  1. Just call me Rick says:

    Warren, these are the times when I just wish you had a big “like” button for your posts.

  2. Ken from the Annex says:

    I sense a new plot line for OITNB.

  3. Priyesh says:

    Solid. :thumbsup:

  4. Phil Evans says:


  5. Kelly says:

    What is it about the Conservative party that attracts criminals? What does someone like Mr. Del Mastro hope to get by supporting that party?

    This isn’t a real conservative party. It’s a party of selfish sociopaths peddling a pack of risky behaviors designed to leave everyone fending for themselves. It’s not the party of John Diefenbaker. A real conservative party wouldn’t openly break rules, fight with judges, pass illegal laws, cut health inspectors, gut environmental protections, send kids into battle then cheat them out of proper health services and pensions. A real conservative government wouldn’t pretend to fight Islamic extremism then sell $15 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, the home of Osama Bin Laden and the 9-11 terrorists and serial beheaders of “sorcerers” and “adulterers”.

    People are sick of phonies. Nice to see yet another one fitted for orange and a stainless steel toilet seat.

    • Matt says:

      Really? Do we need to run down the list of Liberal party members and NDPers with criminal convictions?

      • Jim Curran says:

        For election fraud? Go ahead name them.

        • Lance says:

          LOL Oh please, whatever the crime is, it is STILL a crime.

          • eric weiss says:

            But it only matters when the other team does it, remember. Partisans will bend over backwards to defend their guys when they get caught doing anything.

      • Ted H says:

        Perhaps, but Conservatives in particular like to tout their moral authority, their toughness on crime, their law and order platform and sometimes their Christian credentials so when they do turn out to be just another bunch of crooked politicians, the hypocrisy is blatant and the irony particularly sweet.

  6. Ridiculosity says:

    Orange isn’t the new black. Blue is.

  7. Hawaii Five Oh says:

    wow ..faster than a Wynne/OPP Sudbury election, Gasplant, missing/deleted email investigation
    2025?..naaa… OK 2030 for OPP report

  8. Student501 says:

    Well, Dean advocated for tougher laws on crime in 2008 and he’s about to fully experience the legislation.

    From a 2008 interview:

    How much the government’s crime plan is going to end up costing taxpayers is up for debate.

    Del Mastro argues if the justice system better deters crime, there will be less need for prisons.

    “If you build respect for the justice system and society, put deterrents in place, you’ll see less crime,” he said.

    If there are higher costs associated with the new crime legislation, however, that’s something Del Mastro said the government is prepared to pay.

    “You don’t ever want to justify a lenient sentence because we’re having problems with providing enough beds in prisons … that’s not an excuse for not running a proper justice system,” he said.

    Heading toward a possible federal election this fall, Del Mastro admits crime and punishment would be high on the Conservative platform, and would be a staple of his own local campaign.

    “We like to talk about justice issues because we want to act on them, and the opposition parties don’t like to talk about justice issues because they are soft on crime,” he said.

    While some would call his views on crime and punishment rightwing, Del Mastro said he’s confident his party has its finger on the pulse of regular Canadians.

    “I don’t think that used to be a far-right perspective. When you’re talking about things like balance, I think that’s inherently a very centralized, populist view,” he said. “I don’t consider myself to be a rightwing person … but I do have some things I stand for that place me to the right.”


    • !o! says:

      “Heading toward a possible federal election this fall, Del Mastro admits crime and punishment…would be a staple of his own local campaign.”


  9. MississaugaPeter says:

    DDM: A low life scumball that finally got what he deserved.

  10. ABlanas says:

    Back to selling used cars — after he emerges from the Big House.

  11. Greg from Calgary says:

    Del Mastro


  12. Dave says:

    That perp walk was a thing of beauty.

  13. Don Wilson says:

    Schadenfreude must have been on frequent display in the streets of Peterborough yesterday. We wonder if the imprisonment of their former Conservative MP will have any effect on the forthcoming election race in Peterborough-Kawartha? My bet is that all the Liberal candidate will have to do is run against Del Mastro’s tarnished reputation.

  14. David Blaikie says:

    Del Mastro (not mention Michael Sona, Peter Penashue, Bruce Carson, Arthur Porter, Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy, Irving Gerstein and Doug Finley, plus a $90,000 PMO bribe that is not a bribe, along with a whole string of other Conservative senators under investigation for expense violations) is what you get when ethics is just a talking point to use as a club against political opponents. The Harper Conservatives as a group were ethical poseurs from the day they were elected – ethics never being antthing more than a talking point – and they have grown worse with time. The handcuffs and shackles image of Del Mastro going to jail was justified, given the overwhelming stench of this government’s record and the need to send a message to politicians in all parties that the law means something and those who break it will be held to account.

  15. e.a.f. says:

    so the Con ad says Justin isn’t ready for prime time. well if having a political party look like a chapter of the Hell’s Angels makes you ready for prime time politics in our country, its a good thing the conservatives think him not ready.

    So far the kid doesn’t seem to have the same “judgement” problems Steve has, you know the one where he appoints people and they turn out to be harassers who get to stay at home for 6 months and collect their salaries from the parole board; sitting in jail in Panama awaiting export to Canada for $22M in fraud, 31 fraud charges, in jail, out of jail, waiting trial, on trial, Steve’s crew looks like some biker gang when it comes to crime. The federal Liberals with Justine Trudeau as leader, not so much. So I’m good to go with someone who isn’t surrounded by fraudster criminals. if being surrounded by fraudster criminals is a qualification for being P.M. we are in trouble. Right now the other 4 party leaders all look good to me.

    Trudeau doesn’t have the same hearing and comprehension problems Steve does. You know when Justin says, “I’m fairly certain that there are ways to re-engage with Iran”. and Steve thinks Justin said he wanted to be best friends with Iran. Poor, poor Steve. Some one ought to get that old man a good doctor. its frequently the first sign of dementia.

    Trudeau’s suggestion that there “are ways to re-engage with Iran” puts him on side with the U.S.A. and 5 other major countries who are seeking to normalize relations with Iran. If Steve thinks his judgement is better than Obama’s perhaps once again Steve is having “mental issues”.
    We know Steve likes to think of himself as a “real economist”, but Mrs. Merkel is a real Phd and she and Obama are way smarter than Steve.

    Steve, Steve, Steve. you and Jason are fast becoming the joke of the international set. Just retire quietly and with some grace, because the chances are you won’t be getting re-elected and the “rats” are deserting the ship quickly. You may want to portray yourself as the lone leader handling the country all by yourself, but to us, you look like one of those dictators who has been deserted by everyone.

    • debs says:

      wouldnt it be grand if they ( libs, ndp or greens) could make that commercial, except its about the review of their staff member( not a new hire) and then the list all the things that the staff member did, and you know, he wouldnt just deserve firing, he would deserve jail.
      its tragic that Dean DelMastro and Michael Sona are going to jail for their part in a fraud, but the top guy who is the mastermind of all the different frauds, is going up for relelection:P
      I really think our country is officially a banana republic.(and yes an offensive prejudice term but I have no other way to describe canada anymore)

  16. BrianK says:

    He looks like Flounder from Animal House. On a related note, Flounder seems like an appropriate prison nickname.

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