Liberal finance critic Scott Brison shows what happens when a MP starts blowing smoke in an effort to suck up to provincial parties.
Not only did he praise Gordon Campbell who was the most detested premier in Canada, he also undermined his party’s policies in doing so.
On a Carbon Tax:
“A carbon tax is not a left-wing or a right-wing policy, it’s simply a sensible, pragmatic, courageous [policy]”
On the HST:
“On the Harmonized [Sales] Tax (HST) … I heard [Campbell] on radio a few weeks ago giving quite a compelling explanation and he was actually quite convincing”
“The timeline of it — it’s hard to imagine they could have moved forward that quickly after the  campaign, but after having listened to him explain it in the interview, I believe him.”
“ … There’s an authenticity there”
“I admire him.”
Of course this was all ignored by the reporter who did the story and who bizarrely called this 14 year veteran MP, ex-PC leadership candidate and ex-Liberal minister “a rising star”. (see here)