A senior Liberal MP wants the Prime Minister's chief of staff, Tim Murphy, and Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh suspended from their posts until an investigation takes place into the growing scandal over the secretly taped negotiations between the two men and a Tory MP who was considering crossing the floor.Full story: Liberal MP wants Dosanjh, Murphy suspended.
Sarnia MP Roger Gallaway says the situation is "totally odious" and "it shows the underbelly of politics that I think is quite unacceptable."
"[Conservative Leader Stephen Harper] will have to deal with [Tory MP Gurmant Grewal, who made the tapes], but we have to deal with our own," Mr. Gallaway said. "The use of the words 'Senate' and 'foreign posting,' even if no offer was made, is totally odious. There are several MPs who are remaining silent but who think Murphy and Dosanjh have crossed the threshold of acceptable political discourse."
Hear hear. Mr. Gallaway has the right way of thinking and I applaud him for stepping outside of political lines.
If you read a couple of posts down, I clearly indicate I don't know what Mr. Grewal's role in the whole Grewalgate scandal was, but what was clear was that Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh and Paul Martin's Chief of Staft did have a role - a clearly ugly and disgusting one at that.
If they are truly innocent and the victims of tape altering, step aside until it can be investigated.
Maybe they see what happened to Judy Sgro. If you step aside in a Liberal government, even if it is the right thing to do, your position gets filled by people who don't do the right thing (Belinda Stronach has Judy Sgro's former portfolio).
Appropriate applause for Mr. Galloway.