The NDP's Paul Dewar wants an audit of all government appointments since the accountability act was passed, as noted by Woman at Mile 0. It's part of the fallout from these allegations the other day, now under investigation by the OPP.
A fine idea Paul, says I, but I couldn't help but be amused (should be slightly nauseated, but I'm too jaded to fake that) by this little snippet from the intrepid Bruce Cheadle's CP piece on the incestuous little world of Conservative Ottawa:
O'Brien's first campaign manager, Joe Varner, was also Kilrea's manager in the 2003 mayoral campaign. Varner is married to MPP Lisa MacLeod, Baird's former constituency assistant.And John Baird was in Hollow Man with…Kevin Bacon. Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers
MacLeod's father, Daniel MacLeod of New Glasgow, N.S., was recently appointed to the National Capital Commission in Ottawa.
And it was Baird's intervention - at the request of candidate O'Brien - into a local transit plan funded in part with a federal grant that proved to be the turning point in the municipal election race.