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How not to pay tribute to former Czech president Vaclav Havel

 A classless act by Government House leader Peter Van Loan.   It’s not the first time this has happened.

Back in November, both she and a representative from the Bloc Quebecois were prevented from delivering Remembrance Day statements on two separate occasions.

And this folks is what drives me crazy about the Conservative Party.  It’s not the big issues.  I support changes to OAS and an austerity budget but it’s these petty and classless things that keep me from voting for them federally.  They have a majority but can’t seem to grasp that politics is not a continual campaign.  There can be time to allow the leader of Green Party to speak on Vaclav Havel and not risk losing control of their agenda yet no one in the PMO can seem to grasp that fact.

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  1. Mark Horseman says:

    I had a discussion with someone from the PMO once. I said, “Where does the PMO get off thinking that it matters in the fabric of our Democracy?” (a loaded question, I know, but we’d had a few *beverages* by this point).

    He said to me, “You should assume that anything said or done by the PMO is done by the Prime Minister himself.”

    So there you have it. If the PMO did it, Harper essentially did it. Don’t complain to the PMO, complain to your MP and to the PM.

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