14 Days: Bribing a dying Independent MP with life insurance
THE FORGOTTEN SCANDAL: From 2004 to 2009 Bruce Carson was a close aide to Stephen Harper. As usual, Stephen Harper poorly judged the character of one of his inner circle. Like many of Harper’s associates, Carson was involved with criminal activity. Carson’s newly published book, 14 Days admits to some of the most unsavoury pieces of dealings under Stephen Harper’s tenure. Amongst other admissions the book takes us back to the shameful bribery offer that was made to dying Independent MP Chuck Cadman, back in 2005. Two Conservative ‘team members’ (with Harper’s knowledge) offered the dying Independent MP Chuck Cadman a $1 Million Dollar Life Insurance Policy if he would just vote against Paul Martin in the upcoming Budget vote in 2005. Interestingly, Cadman’s widow Dona Cadman confirmed that her dying husband confided to her about this bribery before he died. It is widely believed that the two ‘team members’ were none other than Harper’s former ideological mentor, Tom Flanagan and Doug Finley. As usual, Harper got away with a callous crime and the Canadian public forgot or never knew it happened.
Dona Cadman is now a Tory MP and part of the silent majority in the Harper caucus.
Can you say Hmmmmmm?