Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Ethics Commissioner finally kicks in

She's announced that she's investigating Guergis' letter writing on behalf of a constituent while Rahim Jaffer may have had a business interest with that constituent (letter). And that may be some cause for concern for Tony Clement, whose video appearance on behalf of a constituent is also the subject of an ethics complaint.

This is a refreshing change for the Ethics Commissioner. She's punted on the big cheque scandal. She's punted on the partisan advertising allegations to much criticism. She's punted on Raitt's very friendly Toronto Port Authority organized fundraiser. It's almost a shock to see her pursue an investigation at this stage of the Harper government's tenure.