That there are Tories on a committee to help choose supreme court justices. They seemed shocked that some these Tory MPs are actually conservative. This article is pretty funny. I am glad we have conservatives on this committee. The msm need to get used to it.
Tory MP who fought long gun registry chairs top-secret committee to vet Supreme Court candidates
Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner to the panel last Friday. 'I’m assuming the Conservatives are doing it to increase her profile and all the work she did on the gun registry,' says NDP MP Joe Comartin.
By TIM NAUMETZ
Published August 10, 2011 5:09 PM
The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
No registration: Tory MP Candice Hoeppner, whose private member's bill attempted to eliminate the long-gun registry, was appointed to sit on a committee that will vet Supreme Court candidates.
PARLIAMENT HILL—Prime Minister Stephen Harper has positioned a high-profile Manitoba Conservative MP who led a Parliamentary battle against the federal long-gun registry as the chair of a top-secret panel of MPs that will vet candidates to fill two crucial vacancies on the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Harper’s appointment of Candice Hoeppner (Portage-Lisgar, Man.) to the panel was quietly announced in a news release posted on the Justice Department’s web site last Friday, the same day the other two MPs on the panel elected her as its chair during the group’s first meeting.