And the individuals representing MDA here are worth our taking note of at this moment. They have significant personal connections to Stephen Harper:
Alliant, which builds rocket engines and other space systems as well as cluster bombs and depleted uranium shells, has turned to Emanuel "Manny" Montenegrino to represent the firm. Mr. Montenegrino is an Ottawa lobbyist, lawyer and political fundraiser who has in the recent past represented prominent Conservatives in legal matters, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper.Further:
Mr. Prentice also admitted during a Commons committee hearing on Thursday that one of his staff members met with MDA's head of government relations, Phil Murphy, who until 2005 had served as Mr. Harper's chief of staff. (emphasis added)So while the Conservatives are getting great political mileage on the issue at the moment, it may yet prove to be a sham.
(Thanks to a reader for pointing out one of the Conservative political connections here).