Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Twice in one week for CPC's Maurice Vellacott.

After making the news over the weekend for a news release that claimed that 1) Saskatchewan doctors are collectively reducing the availability of abortion services, and 2) that it is in response to some medical evidence that abortion negatively impacts the lives of women (both claims appeared without a whit of supporting evidence), Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott is back in the spotlight.

"Saskatoon MP Maurice Vellacott apologized "explicitly" and "without reservation" for the flyer sent to New Democrat MP Peter Stoffer's riding about the long gun registry. The flyer asserted that Stoffer had "worked to support the registry" when in fact he has opposed it since its inception 12 years ago.

Vellacott appeared to suggest that the flyer was produced by the Tory party and not by him or his staff, even though it went out under his name.

"I have received an undertaking from our Conservative resource group that in the future they will proofread more carefully and nuance more appropriately any ten percenter mail pieces that are sent out under my name," he said."

It's not really an apology when you try to blame your "Conservative resource group" for the outright lie that your office sends out. Keep up the good work, though, Maurice. There's still 3 more days left before the week is out.

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