Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has re-hired Kasra Nejatian, the corrupt aide who last March used Canadian government stationery to send out a Tory fundraising letter. Canadians, get ready for a bruising fight on the corruption front in the next four years of of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s majority Conservative rule.
The gravity and corrupt nature of Nejatian’s actions were illuminated by his resignation. Even the Globe and Mail doesn’t mince its words:
Mr. Nejatian broke several rules when he used Mr. Kenney’s MP’s office letterhead for an appeal to Conservative MPs to raise $200,000 for an ad blitz in opposition-held ridings with large ethnic communities.
For an aide and policy advisor to arguable one of the most powerful ministers in the Harper government, Nejatian is quite incompetent. Intending to send the the communication Conservative MP John Duncan, he also dispatched it to NDP MP, Linda Duncan.
So, what message is Kenney sending us by re-hiring Nejatian? That we should go to hell if we’ve a problem with the abuse of public property for partisan purposes? Wrong. This is the sort of thing that will instill in us a determination to fight for Canada.