Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Campaign worker takes blame

As reported by The Canadian Press:

“Conservative campaign worker resigned Tuesday as pressure built on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to explain startling similarities between a speech he delivered in support of the Iraq war as Opposition leader in 2003 and an address by then-Australian prime minister John Howard.”

Owen Lippert is reported to have said:

“Neither my superiors in the office of the leader of the Opposition nor the leader of the Opposition was aware that I had done so.

“I apologize to all involved and have resigned my position from the Conservative campaign.”

An unfortunate episode, but I guess this sort of thing will happen from time to time.

I wander how long it will take for Stéphane Dion to apologize for falsely accusing the prime minister of plagiarism? I won’t be holding my breath.

[Source: Canadian Press


  1. As we all know by now they have had this information for some time now but only chose to reveal it now. Proves how much they care about the truth. IN fact, if it was revealed then we would have been able to deal with it and maybe find out exactly how it did happen. Funny how Dion's ripping off Suzuki for his green shift plan hasn't got much press. What a grand thing that David Suzuki is the author of the green shift plan, endorsed and championed by Stephane Dion and the MSM does nothing, says nothing, and I guess thinks that's just fine.

  2. No wonder we haven't heard boo from the Fruit Fly Guy this election - he got his agenda out through Dion.

    Like Liz May said in 1978

    "if you tell a big enough lie, often enough, you can get people to believe anything"

  3. Seems they have never heard this quote.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

    No doubt if Howard had heard about it he would have been flattered.