Canada's kangaroo court
Poor Mr. Nicholson. He and Hockey Canada chairman René Marcil tried to be polite. They tried to answer the questions. They tried to give information. They misunderstood the circus, during which the NDP and Liberals lobbed gratuitous partisan shots at the Conservatives. They misunderstood, too, that the circus was all about separatists playing racial politics, egged on by a separatist sportswriter at a Montreal newspaper. ...
The Bloc's performance yesterday was predictable. The party uses these tactics to stoke resentments in Quebec. The Liberal and NDP performances, by contrast, were disgusting. The Conservative effort was anodyne and weak, since none of their MPs would call a halt to the kangaroo court that made the Commons look like an ass.