Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Murder, murder; can't be undone

What is Landslide Annie thinking? Former Ontario premier Bob Rae has been tapped by Ottawa to serve as an independent adviser on the next step in the investigating the Air-India tragedy. “Significant efforts have gone into investigating the circumstances that led to this tragedy, to transforming our public safety systems and to bring to justice those responsible,” Ms. McLellan said Tuesday, announcing Mr. Rae's appointment. Appointing a former NDP premier to hold an inquiry on a bungled federal terrorism prosecution? In what universe does this make sense? (And why, pray tell, does the Globe & Mail story use neither the words "terrorism" or "NDP," huh? Is this a throwaway sop to Jack Layton that TPTB would like us not to interpret as such?)

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