Harper buy Conservative loyalty
On the same day Harper appoints Emerson to the cabinet he publicly states that the Conserative government will move quickly to give $1200 to parents - cheques in mail by July. It is clear that Harper hopes that conservative people will overlook this betrayal of expressed views of many Conservative MPs over the past year. Harper failed to talk about GST cuts or other important issues. So here is what is going to happen - In April we will have a new budget with GST cuts, $1200 to parents, end to gun registry and the hope is that Conservatives will be happy to overlook the Liberal style appointment to the Senate and bribing Liberal MPs to become Conservatives.
Peter MacKay in an interview tonight stated that Emerson received nothing in return for becoming a Conservative MP - he quickly added, except getting a cabinet position. I have a question for Mr. Mackey - Does this new cabinet position not include a pay increase (I believe about $80,000) and also increased power (something Belinda is loooking for)?