Good-bye Grewal, we hardly trusted you

Surrey Conservative MP Gurmant “Mix Tape” Grewal is bowing out of the upcoming federal election according to a report by the CBC. It seems that he thought that at least one of the four seperate investigations into him might prove to hurt his campaign chances.

The most noteable one was from back during the budget vote a few months ago when he claimed that the Liberal Party, specifically Prime Minister Paul Martin and Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh, made offers of senior government positions in exchange for Grewal and his wife abstaining from the vital vote. When Martin and Dosanjh both denied that conversation had happened, instead claiming that Grewal had telephoned them trying to make a deal, he released a series of tapes that “proved” his account of events.

Or rather they didn’t, because several independent audio experts studied the tapes and came to the conclusion that they’d been altered. Even the CBC’s expert said that the tapes were faked.

Over the next few weeks I have a feeling we’ll see other embarrassing MPs given the heave-ho by their parties as we all brace for the first election in years to actually have a chance of shaking up the country. While there’s still a few safe seats for the parties, for example there’s no chance of anyone making inroads into the interior of B.C. other than the Conservatives, nobody is going to take anything for granted. Every party is going to field their strongest starting 11, to use a soccer (football) term.

2 Comments so far

  1. Arun Kumar (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 10:33 pm

    That’s too bad; I would have liked to see how the taping issue would have played out during the election.

  2. Jeffery Kelly Simpson (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 10:50 pm

    Well don’t worry, his wife who was peripherally involved, is still running for her post in Fleetwood-Port Kells and I’m sure that’s going to come up there.

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