Much has been made of Stephen Harper’s cone of silence, but when Tory back bencher’s speak we get frequent reminders of why he doesn’t like it when they talk in public. Tory MPs Maurice Vellacott of Saskatoon-Wanuskwein, Leon Benoit of Vegreville-Wainwright and Wladyslaw Lizon of Mississauga East-Cooksville would like the RCMP to investigate several hundred abortions as homicides. From the CBC:
“They call the abortions “possible murders” that require a thorough police investigation.
“From 2000 to 2009 in Canada, there were 491 abortions, of 20 weeks gestation and greater that resulted in live births,” reads the letter dated Jan. 23. “This means that the aborted child died after it was born.””
If the RCMP takes their advice a logical next step would be investigating people who’ve had sex with a condom for murder (or attempted murder in cases where the condom broke).
Chances are none of the three signatories to the letter will see “Cabinet Minister” or “Official Spokesperson” on their business cards anytime soon.