Sunday, April 24, 2016
Congratulations, John, But Don't Spend It All in One Place
Stephen Harper's most loyal journalistic lickspittle, John Ibbitson, just pocketed the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen prize for political writing for his biography, "Stephen Harper."
The award was announced just days before Justice Charles Vaillancourt exposed Harper and his inner circle as nothing more than a pack of craven thugs.
So, what's in Ibbitson's book? I'm not even sure I'll go for it when it hits the dollar table next week but maybe I - for that matter, perhaps everyone - should just settle for Bob Rae's review of the book from last August.
After all this is the Globe & Mail's Ibbitson, the one who floated the fanciful notion of a permanent "Harper Revolution" that could never be undone. Of course when Ibbitson wrote that bit of fiction he probably couldn't foresee how Harper's legacy would be dismantled by the Supreme Court of Canada striking down the unconstitutional bits, by Justin Trudeau's reforms starting to even Canada's political key, and by Justice Charles Vaillancourt's indictment that reduced Harper's legacy to ashes.
If you want to get a copy of Ibbitson's Harper best not delay. They'll probably start pulping them sometime next week.