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Canada’s Defence Minister a Military Lobbyist

Posted by Anarchore on May 23, 2007

Just when you thought the corruption could go no lower. There seems to be a lot of dissident blogs and sites in Canada lately.  The Harper Index is the latest exposing the Zionist Israel and US-firster Stephen Harper .


O’Connor, Gordon — now must defend doubling of costs for tank estimates

Embattled defence minister is former soldier and military industry lobbyist.

Defence Minister O'Connor with Canadian troopsIn 2006, Stephen Harper chose Gordon O’Connor as defence minister, a man with openly hawkish views due to his background as a soldier and military industry lobbyist. This week O’Connor, besides having to fend off the opposition over Afghanistan, is trying to defend new estimates for the cost of tank purchases that are double what the government projected.

The purchase and long-term support of 100 slightly used Leopard II tanks was pegged last week at $1.3 billion. This figure is twice what O’Connor estimated in April, which may have been less than forthcoming about support costs for the tanks. This inconsistency could prove embarrassing for the Conservatives, who long pressed, while in opposition, for more careful public spending, and more so for former industry lobbyist O’Connor.

In her book Holding the Bully’s Coat, journalist Linda McQuaig writes “Harper signalled his active support for the army’s transformation (into an adjunct of the US ‘war on terror’) with the appointment of Gordon O’Connor as defence minister, as well as with further increases in the military budget. O’Connor… also has an extensive background lobbying for defence contractors.”

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