Peter Mackay less than honourable, says writer
We are too passive. That’s clear. That a minister of the Crown, elected by his constituency, is permitted to become so secure in his elevated and lofty position as the Minister of Defence that he can abuse his position with such abandon, says more about the culture of entitlement many politicians develop that continues to go unchecked in this country than anything in recent days.
If he had any sense of honour, he would resign immediately. Of course, if he had any sense of honour in its truest and most basic sense to begin with, he would never had used a search and rescue helicopter to save him from salmon fishing. So much for honour.
The people of this province have no choice but to take it personally, more so than any other province. On the heels of the federal government’s decision to remove certain search and rescue capabilities, Peter Mackay has the audacity and the outright ignorance to inflict upon Newfoundlanders and Labradorians an insult of major proportions in his cavalier and personal use of our SAR resources.