Friday, October 19, 2012
Will Anybody Demand Peter Kent's Resignation?
Would someone who didn't have prior knowledge of this please demand Peter Kent's resignation? This, of course, is the deliberate dumping last July of 200,000 pounds of iron sulphide into the waters off the Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii.
The Old Massett Village band, scrambling for cover, says the Harper department of fisheries and oceans and the Harper environment ministry knew of it and did nothing to stop it. The MP for the Charlottes, NDP Nathan Cullen admits he knew all about it and likewise did nothing to stop it.
Given the NDP are caught up in this there's no realistic hope of the leader of the official opposition going after Kent who, himself, has said the dumping violates Canadian law. Do we really have to leave it up to Elizabeth May to carry the ball yet again?
Demand Kent's resignation. Given the integrity of the Harper government, getting it will be a real long shot but it's a pretty clear case of ministerial responsibility.