Prime Minister announces appointment of a Royal Commission to investigate the state of hockey in Canada
February 23, 2006
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the state of the sport of hockey in Canada, to be chaired by Conservative Senator David W. Angus
"The Hon. Mr. Angus played varsity hockey at Princeton University in the late 1950s, giving him a unique insight into the game," says Prime Minister Harper. "Plus, Frank Mahovlich and Ken Dryden are Liberals and they wouldn't cross the floor."
Following the disappointing performance of the Canadian men's hockey team at the Torino Olympic Games, the government feels it is obvious there is a deep rot in hockey in Canada that must be investigated by a Royal Commission. While it doesn't want to prejudge the work of the inquiry, the government feels that clearly this is somehow the fault of the Liberals, and former Prime Minister Paul Martin.
The commission is expected to call former Liberal sports ministers Dennis Coderre and Paul Devilliers, as well as David Here because he probably had something to do with this mess too.
"This commission will not rest until we find the Liberals responsible for this shameful performance," says Mr. Angus. "Wayne Gretzky won't be required to testify, his Uncle Al was a Conservative candidate so he's probably cool."
The commission has been allocated initial funding of $100 million, and is expected to hold hearings across the country and conduct research via corporate boxes at National Hockey League matches accross North America.
A sole-source contract for legal services to a Conservative-friendly law firm will be announced shortly.Biography of Senator Angus: http://sen.parl.gc.ca/wdangus/biography/bio-e.htm Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers