Parm Gill, Conservative Party candidate for the riding of Brampton-Springdale (current MP Ruby Dhalla), apparently stood up in front of a campaign crowd today and said this jewel:
See, that wouldn't be a huge issue if Parm Gill was the Member of Parliament or had any official status or standing to actually do these things. Accomplishments are nice, but its quite clear that Gill stepped over a big boundary - it's one thing to direct constituents and voters to the right sources, it's quite another to process immigration files and possibly visas.
"I'm very proud that people come to me for help, even though I'm not being a member or have a government budget," Gill said, according to the transcript.
"I have three staff full-time just taking calls and helping me process immigration files or anything else," said Gill.
So it's clear at the offset that Gill either misspoke or he's been using immigration visas to buy votes, part of that Very Ethnic strategy Jason Kenney was touting. I'm quite sure we haven't heard the last of it, and even if Gill is innocent, it's quite funny how easily he's just made himself a target for Liberal attacks.
Parm Gill - Lightning Rod. I like that title better than MP, no?