Monday 11 April 2011

Conservatives caught lying again for the millionth time

Tories used praise for Liberals to defend summit costs: Fraser - Canada Votes 2011 - CBC News

The Conservatives used a quote by the auditor general (which praised the government spending) which referred to the spending on a summit arranged by the previous Liberal government, claiming that this is what the auditor general said about their recent summit spending (over $1 billion on the G8/G20 Summit last year).
The auditor general would like the Conservatives to modify their report and remove this comment of her's as it is wrong attributed (and she is pissed about this, and rightly so!).

Excerpt, comments from the NDP's Pat Martin:
"This was complete misrepresentation and a fraudulent use of a quote
about an event that happened years before, cut and pasted into this
context,” Martin said.

Martin told the CBC's Solomon that Fraser pointed out in the letter that she wasn’t even a witness before that committee.

"She made no official comment about (it), because she was in the middle of her investigation about the G8/G20,” Martin said.

“The auditor general is the most trusted individual on Parliament
Hill. For (the Conservatives) to misrepresent and to falsify her
comments is unethical. It’s dishonest. It’s beneath contempt.”

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