The Bloated Buffoon was just dandy as far as the Harper Cons were concerned until he broke the cardinal rule of modern neo-conservatism. Rob Ford failed to uphold secrecy and denialism, he lost control of the narrative. This cannot be forgiven.
Harper immigrationmin, Chris Alexander, was delegated to perform the rites of excommunication.
"We are never going to be fans of anyone who sets a poor example by their personal behaviour in any elected position. We've made that clear with regard to Justin Trudeau's comments over the summer [about smoking pot]," Alexander said.
"I'll make them [our views] clear about Rob Ford right now. We're not fans of anyone who is promoting, by their behaviour, the use of illegal drugs, drugs that are harmful and drugs that are illegal," he said.
"And harder drugs, it goes without saying, have been part of our agenda to take organized crime, to take the undermining, the terrible effect, that drug networks and drug use can have in our societies, out of the equation."