Columnist states Mike Duffy received his senatorship as pay-back for Dion attack


The hate-on for Conservative Senator Mike Duffy from the Media Party is in full-throat mode today but Dan Leger writing in the Guardian takes the prize for this gem:

“Duffy got the job partly for his help destroying Stephane Dion during the 2008 election campaign” (see here)

That’s a very serious accusation and I wonder if libellous as well?



25 Responses to “Columnist states Mike Duffy received his senatorship as pay-back for Dion attack”

  1. Jen Says:

    Something is eating at the media to behave like this; Duffy knows what’s going on in the media to bide his time before….

    • Fay Says:

      Hmmm, you maybe onto something there Jen. Maybe Mr. Mike Duffy is about to finally release his tell all book?

      • Liz J Says:

        The media have had it in for Duffy since he accepted the senate appointment. It’s obvious he let them down by accepting it from a Conservative PM, they cannot get over it. They had no problem when Chretien appointed one of their veteran journalists who toadied after him, they left him alone.
        I sure hope he gets this cleared up and sues the pants off those who are going off the deep end without allowing due process.

        • LynnS Says:

          I never once had any indication of Duffy’s political leanings when he was host of his political show.

  2. Jen Says:

    If only the reporters can do the job Daniel Dickin is doing things

    Private Contractors Hired by Elections Canada to Investigate “Robocalls” are not Neutral

    by Daniel Dickin

    10 February 2013

    When will Elections Canada stop chasing a fantasy: Part II

    by Daniel Dickin

    8 February 2013

  3. Mary T Says:

    And Fife is still waiting for a liberal govt to get on the gravy train. Meanwhile all that a@@kissing by Craig for the liberals didn’t get him what he expected, a senate seat.

  4. Martin Says:

    I thought that Dion did an excellent job of destroying himself in the campaign. Still no word on Harb’s breach of trust investigation from the consensus media.

    • Jen Says:

      Shhh!!!!!!, don’t say it too loud or use your memory bank. the media are banking that you we and the doorpost have all forgotten about Harb and the other LIBERAL senator who lived in Mexico but only made an appearance to ‘collect’ from the taxpayers.

    • fhl Says:

      Right on !!!! Dion could not answer the questions

      • E Mac Says:

        Dion had three or four separate shots of getting it right – but failed in every attempt.
        Who ya gonna blame?
        The libs attempted to put the “smartest” guy on the podium and look where he ended up.
        Michael who?
        Stephen who?
        Rump parties are a non-starter and the libs certainly deserve that abhorrent monicker.
        This party is a rolodex of cretins.

  5. AlbertaGirl Says:

    If anyone is following the Hardy Boys on twitter..apparently one of them is debunking a *wrong* story on robocalls. I am blocked so don’t know what is being said?

  6. LynnS Says:

    Baloney, the “green shift” plan was the nail in Dion’s coffin. And I remember CTV backing up that particular interview saying that they were stunned by what had occured and after much thought and consideration; believed that airing it was in the public interest. According to the Star; Pamela Wallin is next on the hit list. I wonder how many on the opposition benches could stand up to this kind of scrutiny and systematic character assassination. Indeed, the media get away with fudging the facts and bending the truth all the time. .

    • dmorris Says:

      Yep,the “green shift” and later, “dat’s not FAIR” pretty well sunk Mr.Peepers. You can see what the Media Party is doing,their guys lost,so they are determined to invent scandals and keep them before the public until the day after Prince Justin wins a sold majority in 2015,assuming a pandemic of dementia in Canada.

      As I posted at DD’s, I believe EC is rife with corruption,and all they are doing is their part in keeping the Conservative/scandal theme going.

      Had they really wanted to get to the bottom of the robocalls,there are several very competent private investigation agencies in business,manned by ex-cops and FBI types,who could find out the ugly truth in short order.

      These guys could do the job.

      • LynnS Says:

        There is also an attempt by the media to paint Rack9 as corrupt and colluding again. You would think that one lawsuit was enough.

  7. Liz J Says:

    It’s to be noted also the PEI reporting is also negative which we might attribute to the fact that tiny place is as Liberal red as the sand it is famous for. If he were a Liberal appointment they’d be defending him.

    • LynnS Says:

      I think it’s a little archaic in this day and age to require someone to maintain a home in the province they represent when they are required to live and work in Ottawa. Residency and all that travel back and forth, why? What a waste of time and money for everyone. It’s not as though there are difficulties communicating with your representative in the age of internet and skype. LOL!

  8. Agent Smith Says:

    I thought Dion destroyed himself when he had 3 do overs to answer; ” and what would have you have done if you were PM?” and just plain didn’t get the question. A truly mudane question.

  9. TangoJuliette Says:

    ‘pears to me that said Dan Leger is trying to vault himself into the NDP MP Pat Martin politically suicidal stratosphere where oxygen, and big buck$ – for lawyers and judgements, are all in remarkably short supply.

    Good luck Dan. May Mike, and those Duffster lawyers really grind your mouldy grits.

  10. Jen Says:

    O/T, here is what the NDP did to the NDP senator appointed by Paul Martin.

    Senator Lillian Dyck

    Dear friends,
    I was appointed to the Senate of Canada in the spring of 2005 by former Prime Minister Paul Martin. In my naiveté, I decided to become a New Democratic Party (NDP) senator, but was immediately rejected by the leader of the NDP, Jack Layton. The federal NDP did not know me as I had not been politically and publicly active and they had not bothered to contact me to enquire about my senate appointment. In fact, they did not do their homework to find out that I was a First Nations, First Generation Chinese, Feminist, Scientist and Senior University Administrator. The NDP would not allow me to join their caucus, but the NDP women did invite me to their meetings. After a year or so, I changed my designation to Independent NDP and then in 2009, I joined the Liberal caucus.

    read on:

  11. Janet Nanaimo Says:

    Today, the media reported: “Patrick Brazeau put on leave to protect ‘dignity’ of Senate after assault charges — but keeps $132,000 salary, Jordan Press, Postmedia News, Feb 12, 2013”

    It seems that the learned Senators are now interested in protecting the “dignity” of the Senate. “Dignity” was the first thing that came to mind, when I read media reports about the controversy that surrounded Liberal Senator Joyce Fairbairn, when it was learned that, apparently, she had continued to vote in the Senate for months, despite reports that apparently, she had been declared legally incompetent in February, 2012, (I understand), due to a form of Dementia, which was reported to be Alzheimers.

    Firstly, a person with Dementia needs to be treated with dignity and respect, and secondly, WHY was a “legally incompetent” Senator permitted to vote in the Senate? If ALL of the Senate’s archaic rules are not addressed and updated, then I feel that this institution should be abolished.
    According to the Parliamentary website, Sen. Fairbairn’s official resignation from the Senate took effect on Jan. 18, 2013 and she was appointed in 1984 by Prime Minister Trudeau.

  12. Jen Says:

    O/T, I wonder if the HOC is stacked with CBC reporters to broadcast later that the ‘evil CPC want to exposed CBC’s books.
    If they don’t -bring in the RCMP.

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