I went to a Fraser Institute event last night.
The featured speakers were former Ontario Premier Mike Harris and former Reform Party leader Preston Manning.
The purpose of the event was to publicize their “A Canada Strong and Free” platform, which by the way is excellent.
But I thought one of the most interesting remarks of the evening came from Manning, who suggested what he thinks is the real reason the federal government won’t clamp down on private medical clinics operating in Quebec.
Those clinics, says Manning, would battle the federal government in the courts which could lead to disclosure of their client lists.
So what, you ask?
Well says Manning, “Those client lists include the names of lots of deputy ministers, senators, cabinet ministers.”
So rather than face the embarrassment of being exposed as health care hypocrites, the Liberals content themselves with smearing any reforms Alberta might dream up.