Monday, June 20, 2005

Martin & Harper re-state themselves on Grewal affair

The Canadian Press has a story that in a radio interview Martin says that he no longer wants Grewal as an MP in his party:
Martin told CKNW radio that Grewal could buy a membership in the Liberal party if he wanted to, but would be prevented from standing as a candidate."Well, someone can buy a membership," he said, "but if your question is do we want him as a candidate, the answer is unequivocally no."

Harper was asked about Martin's comments:
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said he doesn't regret backing Grewal:"I don't think there's anything wrong with blowing the whistle and I don't think there's anything wrong with somebody trying to bribe you. What's wrong is if you take the bribe, and he didn't."

Harper, who was interviewed immediately following Martin, did say it was regretful that "the incorrect tape was posted on our website."

Harper's last comment should be noted. The Conservatives had two tapes prepared. One heavily edited; the other, original. Apparently they posted the wrong one.