In a press conference on Friday, MP Ruby Dhalla’s lawyer apparently made vague references a conspiracy to ruin his client’s career—that she was the victim of a politically motivated smear campaign. Her lawyer did most of the talking; Ms. Dhalla limited her words to a prepared statement and brief closing comments.
Her lawyer said:
It’s a travesty that these false allegations have been deliberately made in a purposeful attempt to destroy Dr. Dhalla’s career and credibility. There’s no truth to them.
The only question is, who’s really behind them and who orchestrated or assisted or enabled these former employees of her brother to suddenly come forward one year after the last of them worked providing care for her mother?
The allegations were made about two weeks ago at a public meeting held by Education Minister Kathleen Wynne and Labour Minister Peter Fonseca after a Toronto Star newspaper investigation exposed widespread abuse in a program that allows Canadians to hire foreign caregivers to look after children, the elderly or people with disabilities.
The news conference added no new information that I can see—other than, of course, the suggestion that this is a conspiracy to “get” Ms. Dhalla. The wacko conspiracy theorists will have a ball with this one.Ω