Diamond Jim Flaherty sure deserves a profile in courage award today. His office awards a $122,000 contract to a Conservative consultant without going through a tender process? Heck, blame your chief of staff. Because really, why should we expect the Minister of Finance to know what his chief of staff is up to? I mean, it's not like these guys promised us anything on the accountability front or anything... Turning the concept of ministerial responsibility on its head, that's our accountable Conservative bunch for ya. Heh...:)
And my, Conservatives sure do get testy at having to answer questions about such matters, don't they?