Edmonton Sun | 10Apr2010 | Orest Slepokura


One-time Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer and wife Helena Guergis have become a political liability. Prime Minister Harper would be wise to immediately distance himself from the controversy the pair have generated for his party and his administration, skirt what’s fast becoming a political soap opera, a distraction that might cost him his lead in the polls as opposition MPs dredge up a message that Tory corruption and endemic cronyism have fed their antics. Guergis should quit her cabinet post to continue as a backbencher. Either she jumps or is pushed, sooner rather than later.

Orest Slepokura

(You wrote that letter the night before. Prescient.)