Mr. Harper And The Conservative Party in their Stand Up For Canada Doc:
Said "Ensure fairness in party nomination races Questions have been raised about the nomination process in all parties. Liberal prime ministers have often unilaterally appointed Liberal candidates to run in ridings, leaving various ethnic and cultural groups feeling they have been discriminated against.
The plan: A Conservative government will:
• Ensure that party nomination and leadership races are conducted in a fair, transparent, and democratic manner.
• Prevent party leaders from appointing candidates without the democratic consent of local electoral district associations. "
The David Emerson case is exactly one of those 'appointed liberal Candidates ' that was dropped into the Vancouver Kingsway riding. He is then elected as a liberal and appointed a conservative minister with no input from any rding association related to Vancouver Kingsway.
I would say that the intent of the policy espoused by the party, would certainly be not to support those candidates that had been appointed in a riding association or to then reward them with a cabinet post.
Talk about "leaving various ethnic and cultural groups feeling they have been discriminated against. "
So what does conservative policy really mean? How deep do we need to read between the lines? Do we have to do this on each and every line and statement of the document to try to figure out the bends and twists that can be made to avoid breaking the specific wording?
So when is a lie a lie, how far can words and statements be stretched before they break into an outright lie.