NDP Leader Jack Layton is joining calls from Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe for the RCMP to investigate allegations of vote-buying on Parliament Hill.Now of course Layton is referring to the offer of a plush government position being given in exchange for Grewal's vote but I have to ask, didn't the entire NDP sell out to the Liberals?
"Naturally we have concerns about any conversation that suggests or even begins to discuss even the remotest of possibilities explicit or otherwise that there would be positions available or not available in exchange for votes. That is the kind of thing that causes real consternation amongst Canadians," Layton said, according to The Globe and Mail.
"Ultimately the officials responsible for the enforcement of the laws of this country will have to take a look at any situation that has been brought to their attention to see if laws have been violated," he said.
Layton is referring to a statement made by Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal earlier this week, suggesting Liberals approached him with a deal to sit out the budget vote.
The laughably self-proclaimed 'conscience of the Parliament' sold their souls by propping up a corrupt government. So much for principles.