Monday, February 28, 2011

Conrad Black, "soft" on crime? Who's next?

HT to BC in TO -- although I was probably going to write about this anyway:

Either jail time has mellowed out Baron Conrad Black, or he is pissed off that the PMS who is ruling Canada is not the Steven Harper who ran for PM five years ago.   Either way Black wrote an op-ed piece in the paper he founded, the National Post, and strongly critiqued Steve Harper's "throw away the key" and "tough on drugs" policy.  He actually supports the concept that a government should be "tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime" -- the phrase coined by Tony Blair and is what underlines what most Third Way proponents have said all along.

First, Harper loses Preston Manning on the environment.   Now he loses Black on crime.

Who's next?

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