Taking Calgary Seriously: David McGuinty Resigns Over Alberta Comments
If Harvey Locke is elected in Calgary-Centre the portfolio of energy critic for the Liberals is wide open. This may be a plus for the Liberal campaign in Calgary-Centre after all. Anyway, properly tarred and feathered for his comments the member who made comments on the Tories (see comments and some reaction here), has resigned. CalgaryGrit, who now resides in Ontario, says this is a big change “because there’s no way this would have been a firing offense one year ago.” Calgary-Centre, and Alberta, is a serious place for the Liberals.
McGuinty’s resignation letter is quoted below.
“As Member of Parliament for Ottawa South I would like to unreservedly and unequivocally apologize for comments which I made with respect to Parliamentary colleagues from the province of Alberta. My words in no way reflect the views of my party or leader, and I offer my apology to them as well as my colleagues from Alberta.
I hold all Parliamentarians in high esteem, and I regret my choice of words, as I can understand the offence they have caused.
I have offered my resignation as energy and natural resources critic to my leader, and he has accepted. I look forward to continuing to serve my constituents in the House of Commons.”