And with the long weekend now upon us, I thought I would give Don Martin some well-deserved time off and write his next column for him. It goes like this:
At a time when Canadians are worried about their jobs, under-funded pension plans, and the utter disrespect this governing party has shown for the Tamil Tigers, leave it to the Conservative Party under Stephen Harper to put Canadian politics even further into the gutter. I allude to the unsubstantiated, untrue, and unproven allegations against Ruby Dhalla. The fact the Conservatives see fit to put so much effort into disparaging a young, vivacious, ethnic, female, supporter of immigrant rights, who has led the fight for proper treatment of live-in caregivers makes this latest episode all the more disgusting. It is through cuts to funding that the governing party has brought our our national broadcaster to it's knees, forcing it to run stories like this before ever getting the chance for the increased funding it deserves.
"New allegations against the family of Brampton Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla have come to light, CBC News learned on Friday. A woman has complained to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that she was fired from a clerical job by Dhalla's brother, Neil Dhalla, because she was pregnant.
The claim came as the Dhallas continue to deal with allegations they mistreated nannies employed by the family."
The fact the Conservative party, and Jason Kenney have tried to destroy young, vivacious, ethnic, female, supporter of immigrant rights, who has led the fight for proper treatment of live-in caregivers Ruby Dhalla shows just how desperate Stephen Harper is to keep his job. I'm told from someone with knowledge that Jason Kenney and Parm Gill had a women impregnated two months after she began working for Neil Dhalla. When she was seven months along she was instructed to begin making clerical mistakes, forcing Neil to fire her. The idea was that two weeks after the first Dhalla smears hit the media, this would further damage both Neil And Ruby's careers, causing irreparable harm.
What kind of disdain must Canadians be feeling for a Prime Minister so bereft of ethics he would exploit the womb of a young women for political gain? Never has Michael Ignatieff been accused of using these tactics, either in Canada or abroad.