“Mr. O'Conner has spent his entire public service, which is almost 40 years, in one area. That's National Defence. And I think it's time for him to have some other experiences.”
Translation- Mr. Connor is a one trick pony, who has no understanding of economics and finance, but we thought it was important, that at age 67, he start to dabble in new things.
The Canadian public should be re-assured that Harper has so little regard for this department that he puts a novice like O'Connor at the helm. If O'Connor wants "other experiences" maybe he should travel to New Zealand, or try pot, but it is an insult to give him this portfolio, given the incompatible resume. Minister of Veteran Affairs or nothing, if we are to take this shuffle seriously.