Thursday, April 22, 2004

IF IT WOULD MAKE HIM FEEL BETTER...

Jean Lapierre, Team-Martin's senior Quebec lackey (I would refer to him as an MP or minister but he is neither just yet), on the front of today's Globe and Mail says he wants to see RCMP lay more charges in the sponsorship scandal and soon. What is the reason for this government interference with the federal police? Says Lapierre:

It would provide relief, because I think people want to see people found guilty. They want to see people accused and eventually found guilty.

Never mind finding the right people, never mind the procedures of the legal system, the important thing is that people are charged and found guilty so that Canadians can 'feel' better.

Now I don't really think Lapierre is influencing the RCMP but still, RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli shouldn't be put in a position to have to deny such charges, said Zaccardelli:
There is no [political] pressure whatsoever. There has never been any pressure whatsoever, and ther is none now.

Well I'm glad that's cleared up because Lapierre has me worried.

Update: Same Day, 3:50 p.m. - Warren Kinsella (no permalinks), is similarly worried by Lapierre's comments but claims the man has a law degree. I'm still dubious.

Update: Next Day, 3:19 a.m. - Oh Good Lord. Paul Wells suggests that Lapierre could be in line for Minister of Justice.

Posted by Matthew @ 3:26 PM