Peter Mackay less than honourable, says writer

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

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.

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