The Vancouver Sun takes the hide off the Tories for hiring a former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister to investigate Chretien-era Liberal polling practices. Nearly a week after the announcement, it's still hard to see it as anything more than a partisan attack on the hapless and struggling Liberals during the run-up to an election. The choice of investigator is both puzzling and absurd. It's an even more strange appointment than choosing the rather lame judge Gomery to investigate the sponsorship ad kickback scandal. In times like those, the feds should reach across the country and hire someone from the West or Atlantic Canada to run an inquiry, rather than choose people who move in the same political and social circles as the people they are investigating.
Meanwhile, convicted fraud artiste Chuck Guite is appealing his prison sentence.