See, this is just dumb.
No wonder people don't trust Harper and his crew.
(But before the Liberal peanut gallery gets all indignant about phoney third parties parroting the party line, they first should explain their relationship with this, this, and oh yeah, this.)
This also speaks to the rife hypocrisy on accountability within the Harper ranks. The article says:
“Although [Jay] Hill is a member of the cabinet as a secretary of state, [his former staffer turned lobbyist, Josh] McJannett said he was not covered by the cooling-off rule because he worked in Hill's parliamentary office and not as ministerial staff. His move was approved by the ethics commissioner, he said.”
Weak enforcement of weak rules. How is this any more “accountable” than how the Liberals used to do things?