What's the crime bill say on bribery?
The Conservatives' big crime bill - you know, the one that prompted the Harper ultimatum to Liberal senators? - is receiving royal assent today.
Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc, who's also the justice critic, said he was headed over to the ceremony to kick up a fuss, because now he's not convinced that the Conservatives are as tough on crime as they say they are. Why? "There are no mandatory minimums for bribery," LeBlanc cracked.
(That's a reference to the big and developing story in Ottawa today about whether the Conservatives tried to buy the vote of former MP Chuck Cadman back in 2005.)
Here's the letter that LeBlanc has sent (.pdf) today to the RCMP.