Columnist Don Martin and I agree that Brenda Martin has become a big pain in the ass. The Canadian media has judged her not guilty and has let her play them like a violin. No one is asking why an American con man in Mexico would hire a Canadian to do his cooking and pay her American-style wages.
My take: she's guilty as hell. She's lied about consular visits, stamped her feet demanding special treatment (which she's received) and given the CBC all the anti-Harper quotes they could ask for. I've lost a lot of respect for Harper's strong-arm regime, but they've gone way above and beyond the call of duty for Brenda Martin.