Move over Stronach




Move over Stronach

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled his new cabinet on Monday, and has come under heavy fire ever since.

The biggest controversy was over the inclusion of David Emerson as Minister of Trade. Emerson is a former Liberal member of parliament AND former Liberal cabinet minister under Paul Martin. In fact, he was just re-elected as a Liberal two weeks ago, and campaigned with the explicit pledge to be Harper’s “worst nightmare.” Yet now he has not only joined Harper’s government, he has converted to his party.

Apparently Mr. Emerson’s main concern is just staying a cabinet minister one way or the other. The fact that Harper would be complicit in this move is raising fears that his party may not be so different from the corrupt Liberals after all.

Here’s a chart I made of the new cabinet

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