Greens see red over RCMP - are the other parties just yellow?
Does anyone else find it odd that of all the political parties, it's only the Greens who are crying foul over whether the RCMP meddled in the last election campaign?
Prime Minister Stephen Harper used to be quite vocal about his suspicions of political interference in the RCMP. For instance, here's what he said in November, 2005, weeks before the election, about how the RCMP had handled the investigation into the Liberal sponsorship affair.
"The police and the authorities have to do their job but I have a sneaking suspicion that this job would be done much more effectively and much more quickly if the Liberal party were not in power... I'm perplexed, I'm disturbed and I think most Canadians are, that quite frankly the prosecutions have not proceeded farther along and have not been more successful."
These days, however, neither the Conservatives, Liberals, New Democrats or Bloc Quebecois seem very interested in pursuing the fact that Guiliano Zaccardelli refused to assist in the probe into what happened in the 2005-06 election campaign - when he apparently specifically instructed staff to mention the name of Ralph Goodale in the bombshell news release.