Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Piling on the straw, part 2

A few days ago I stated in this space that the Census controversy would probably not hurt the Conservatives too much on its own.

With the release of the e-mail exchanges between Tony Clement and StatsCan that could change. This is written proof that the Conservatives lied and then attempted to use StatsCan to cover-up that lie.

If the media decides to pursue this angle in this latest development the Conservatives could find themselves hurt badly by this controversy. These e-mail exchanges could make this whole controversy about the credibility of this government instead of the merits of why they made the decision.

For the past six weeks we have heard mostly about the reasons why the long-form Census should be retained and it is apparent that the Conservatives have taken a hit. If the next week sees the focus switch from the esoteric statistical issues from the first six weeks to issues of Conservative credibility that hit will be much harder.

My only question is will the media pursue this angle? We will have to wait and see.


Blogger marie said...

My only question is will the media pursue this angle? We will have to wait and see.

Probably not ottlib from everything a have seen and read with the so called non partisan media. It is becoming harder everyday to even pick up a newspaper and see their opinion writers calling themseves Journalists.

Its nor hard to see which parties they support or those they don't.
They seem hell bent on supporting propaganda of the Reform Alliance Con party. Why is that so? Monies paid for favors one would think.

August 11, 2010 1:06 PM  
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August 11, 2010 10:10 PM  

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