Reading this Globe story on the Conservatives' over the top attack on the Liberals over Mac Harb's position on the seal hunt, I thought it might be fun to re-write the story, but with Maxime Bernier playing Mac Harb. Because it's all rather silly. Apologies to Ms. Taber, her's was just the first story I came across on the topic...
PMOOLO harpoons LiberalConservative divisions on seal huntclimate change
Prime Minister’sOpposition Leader’s Office is accusing Michael IgnatieffStephen Harper of playing politics with the seal huntenvironment and the lives of those who depend on it after a Liberal Senatorformer Conservative minister reintroduced his bill to ban the huntdismissed concern over global warming as alarmism.
In an internal memo to
ConservativeLiberal MPs and supporters and the press gallery, PMOOLO strategists also suggest the Liberal LeaderConservative Leader is a weakling for not being able to unite his caucus on an issue that he says he supports.
Liberal Leader Michael IgnatieffConservative Leader Stephen Harper claims to support the seal huntbelieve climate change is a serious issue but is attempting to play both sides of the issue,” the PMOOLO memo says. “In these challenging economic times Ignatieff’s LiberalsHarper’s Conservatives are playing politics with Canadian families who depend on the huntclimate for their livelihoods.”
It also says that if Mr.
IgnatieffHarper truly supports the huntclimate he should insist on unanimity in his caucus “to stand united behind Canadians sealers, instead of undermining the huntinternational desire to fight climate change and undercutting the livelihood of Canadian families.”
The memo is referring to
Liberal Senator Mac HarbConservative MP and former cabinet minister Maxime Bernier who has indicated he will reintroduce his bill to ban the seal hunt in Canadabelieves there is no scientific consensus on the matter and applauded the Harper government for taking a go-slow approach. He held a news conference earlier today with other anti-sealerswrote a letter to the La Press newspaper.
ToriesLiberals are doing what they can to point out the lack of unity over this issue in the LiberalConservative caucus.
“We will not play politics with the livelihoods of Canadians,” the
PMOOLO memo says. “This Conservative governmentLiberal opposition is united in its support of the thousandsmillions of coastalCanadians sealerswho rely on the seal huntenvironment for incomeoxygen.”