Jack’s pack of new MPs are the gift that will keep on giving for Stephen Harper and the Conservatives over the next 4 years.
We now learn that NDP MP Ryan Cleary had this to say about Newfoundland leaving Canada:
“I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but now that we’re rolling in the cash it may be time to consider breaking away from the country of Canada”
Nice…all good to stay when you’re a have-not province and need transfer payments but as soon as the money starts rolling in from oil, see ya later Canada.
Cleary says that’s when he was young and dumb though:
“There have been points when I was younger, when I was gung-ho in terms of separation”
Younger as in 3 years ago younger. That separatism statement was made in May 2008 when he was 41 years old.
Cleary also had some candid thoughts on his now leader:
The NDP is “a party that wouldn’t win an election if Jackie Layton was given a 100-seat head start.”
And it’s only going to get worse for Smilin’ Jack. (see here)