From the CBC:
Emails that have now been made public show that while MacKay was in Ottawa defending his trip, military officials — including one posted in his office — were asked to find information about Simms's flight on a Gander-based Cormorant.
“Found it. Jan. 17, 2011, [Simms] flew with the standby crew for almost the whole day,” Maj. Byron Johnson wrote in an email to RCAF headquarters in Ottawa.
Another email written by Capt. Mike O’Brien of Gander’s 103 Squadron described what Simms did.
"A familiarization flight was carried out to expose and sensitize Mr. Simms to [search and rescue operations] … the 5.1-hour flight was made of two segments … a simulated search in the Grand Falls-Windsor area and boat training out of Fogo Island," it said.Let's not forget the fact that Defense Minister Peter MacKay was using his ministry to attack an opposition politician. If that doesn't speak to the level of corruption in the federal cabinet, I don't know what does.
This is on top of the revelations coming out about Rack Nine and its robocalls to Liberal ridings during the May 2011 election, attempting to misdirect and harass voters, and some clear Conservative ties to this organization.
How can anyone in this country support this nearly sociopathic government?