I haven't been checking other blogs on the matter, but my understanding is that there are many Canadian conservatives who are flabbergasted with the appoinment of Michael Fortier to the new Canadian federal cabinet yesterday by Stephen Harper. First, I didn't kow that the Canadian constitution allowed for that kind of a move. Second, I got to admit I didn't like it after having thought it over.
As it was explained in the news stories that followed, Harper did it because he needed representation in Montreal. Okay, fair enough. However, this seems to be the wrong way to get it. As Andrew Coyne, of the National Post stated, it doesn't pass the smell test very well.
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