Wednesday, May 21, 2008


No show for Joe Clark but..."Prime Minister Stephen Harper to honour 'father' of organized hockey." Sounds like it's going to be quite the thing:
James George Aylwin Creighton lies in an unmarked grave in an Ottawa cemetery but the "father" of organized ice hockey will get his due Thursday with a tribute from the prime minister and Canada's most storied team.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be outside Montreal's Bell Centre to unveil a plaque paying tribute to one of hockey's founding fathers. He will be joined by the presidents of the Montreal Canadiens, the International Ice Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada.
Let's not begrudge this guy his honours, but the same respect should properly be paid by the PM to Clark. But I guess there's little political mileage to be had from the Clark event as opposed to some hockey publicity during the playoffs.

Where is the decency?