Environment Minister John Baird later told The Canadian Press that the regulations will not be published during an election campaign.
How convenient, and how entirely disappointing that the media let's them get away with hiding their own plan, while simultaneously ravaging someone who speaks openly. It's actually appalling, and a complete indictment of our supposed watchdogs.
Then there is the Cadman case, the supposed biggest mistake ever made by the Liberal Party. Why is it then, that the Conservatives are going to ridiculous heights to STOP the case during the election?:
Chris Paliare levelled the charge after Harper's lawyer sought to postpone a hearing into an earlier application to postpone a hearing into Harper's request for an injunction to prevent the Liberals from using a controversial tape recording at the heart of bribery allegations in the Cadman affair.Something to hide tough guy?
In his 37 years practising law, Paliare said he's never seen a case where the plaintiff requested an adjournment on an adjournment hearing.
"It's sort of adjournment squared," the Liberal lawyer said in an interview.
Paliare said it's evident that the Conservatives are foot-dragging because they don't want the case to become fodder during the election campaign.
"I don't know what their motives are, but they don't seem anxious to have this matter dealt with expeditiously," he said.
Asked if he believes the election has anything to do with it, Paliare added: "I think it has a great deal to do with it."
Speaking of hiding, why don't the Conservatives want the cost of the Afghanistan war released during the campaign:
That's the question being asked today about whether Stephen Harper will give the OK to release a potentially explosive report on the true cost of Canada's Afghan mission. Parliament's budget officer has tallied the cost of the six-year mission and says he would like to release it.
But he's worried about interfering with the election and wants all-party consent.
No problem, say the opposition parties, but the prime minister has been vague.
Couple all of the above, with the tightly controlled photo-ops, and you really have a Conservative campaign which trying to bury anything that might lead to scrutiny. As a matter of fact, we see a coherent pattern of basically "trying to pull a fast one" on the electorate, the truth delayed until after a potential victory. I guess the question then becomes- why are the Conservatives getting a FREE PASS, why isn't someone connecting the dots and holding people to account? If this type of behavior is condoned, then doesn't it effectively endorse the tactics?
What's important here, a question on fruit or vegetable, or a question of co-ordinated secrecy, stonewalling and basically trying to hoodwink the electorate? Oh, maybe it's just me.