Ottawa Sun | 07Mar2011 | Orest Slepokura

Kenney curry

In its zeal to curry favour with minority voters, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are known to have sent New Year’s greeting cards to persons it was assumed might be, say, Jewish, Chinese or of some other targeted religion or ethnicity; at times, to the annoyance and even distress of the recipients. Such zeal apparently moved an aide in the Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s office to cross a line by using departmental letterhead on stationery to suggest more recent overtures have the imprimatur of the government itself.

Soon, opposition members in Parliament will be calling on the minister to resign. No doubt, he has already received a memo from the PMO reminding him to avoid being photographed in an outdoor setting and seen brooding behind a pair of dark shades whilst ruefully puffing on a cigarette.

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta

(This is nothing new. MPs are always looking for reasons to demand resignations. We wish they’d look for reasons to just shut up and do their jobs.)