The Liberals continue to be bogged down in Lavscam. Every development just ends up digging the hole deeper. The latest one coming courtesy of the Liberal MPs on the Justice Committee voting to shut down Wednesday’s meeting before they could vote on inviting Jody Wilson-Raybould to return.
They pushed it back until… wait for it… budget day! So when all of the country’s Parliamentary Press Gallery correspondents would normally keep a keen eye on the committee hearings, they’ll be in budget lock-up instead. No wonder the NDP and Conservative MPs on the committee shouted “cover up!”
Then there’s the double whammy of what attempting to bribe people with their own money will do this year, an election year. Expect some unexpected handouts – some previously unheard of freebies and big spends for a handful of interest groups to keep them in the Liberal fold at a time when their support has been steadily dropping over the past few years.
If the handouts are enticing enough, worth talking about enough, then they’ll both get to woo voters and get them talking about something other than Lavscam.
A cynical approach to budgeting would be putting it mildly.