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The furious exchange bounced throughout the Alberta legislature basement into my press gallery office. I dashed down to watch. Holding court before the cameras was a 20-something tax fighter named Jason Kenney taking on an outraged Premier Ralph Klein over Alberta's platinum MLA pension plan.
The Liberals vowed they’d never sole-source a fighter jet purchase and ruled out any F-35 buy because to go anti-Conservative on both positions fit their campaign theme of Real Change. Yet they’re about to break both promises by buying the Super Hornet without a competition so the military’s beloved F35 can become part of any future bidding.
In the end, the guilty verdict was saved for those who didn't know they were on trial – specifically Stephen Harper and the control freaks who ran the Prime Minister's Office as the Senate scandal exploded.
Justin Trudeau is a world-figure Prime Minister commanding rapture ratings in public opinion with a majority government firmly in hand. Stephen Harper has become a 'where's Waldo?' exercise in media coverage. Tom Mulcair is a dead NDP leader walking.