Saturday, November 01, 2014

What Is The 'Opinion' Of Dean Del Maestro Worth Today?

Yesterday, Stephen Harper's former chief-screamer Dean Del Maestro was convicted on three counts of election fraud which could lead to three years in prison.

And after the verdict was announced here's what the good Mr. Dell Maestro had to say:

...That's her (i.e. the judge's) opinion. My opinion is quite different."...

But here's the thing, in her decision judge Lisa Cameron had this to say about Mr. Del Maestro's testimony during the trial:

...(Judge Cameron) said that she found Del Mastro wasn't credible, "frequently obfuscated" during his testimony and that there were a number of inconsistencies...

Which begs the question...

What, exactly, is Mr. Del Maestro's 'opinion' worth now?



Anonymous said...


North Van's Grumps said...

The Speaker of the House will exonerate Dean Del Masetro with this loophole, that's above the law of a Judge's judgement:

The Speaker may at any time require an MP to apologize for breaking the rules of the House. If the MP refuses to apologize, the Speaker may have the Sergeant-at-Arms remove him or her. When this happens, the Speaker calls the person by (his) Dean Del Maestro or her name, rather than by title (Member from Peterborough)

RossK said...


Robocalls, indeed.

But never forget...Misdirecting robocalls targetted at known non-Con voters did NOT begin in 2011.




Could happen, I suppose...Would be surprising, however, given Mr. Harper's proven propensity to cut all losses (and loyalties) once the calculations have been made.


Grant G said...

Anonymous said...

While the nation would be best served by Del Maestro receiving the hardest possible slap on the wrist (3 years) I imagine the fines will be imposed and, perhaps, a symbolic day in jail for all 3 convictions.

Sorry, Grumps (elsewhere in thread) but the authority of The Speaker extend no further than the walls of The House and exclude exoneration of criminal(legal) convictions. Were he inclined he could refuse to let Del Maestro rise in the house.

(hypothetically) Mr. Del Maestro is found to have lifted a colleague's wallet, converted the filched loot to yummy lipids in the cafeteria, before someone says, "Hey! That's
MY wallet!" The Speaker could tell Del Maestro to apologize and leave. But ... that in no way precludes a miffed victim from pressing charges, a judge from passing sentence, and Del Maestro becoming a guest of one of our nation's prisons.

e.a.f. said...

He's been found guilty, but he still thinks he didn't do anything wrong. How true of all Cons. I didn't do it, I'm innocent.

what is Del Manstro's worth now? About the same as then. He still draws his salary and most likely will continue to do so. If he is sentenced to jail, he'll appeal, stay out of jail in the interim, continue to sit in parliament, until its all forgotten.

The tough on crime stuff is just for us plebs. Not for cons., you know the harper type cons. the other cons, well it applies to them, but not hapercons, they're the good cons, so different from the other cons.

scotty on denman said...

Reminiscent of Harper's "difference of opinion" with regard the "In&Out" campaign financing conviction.

I mean, that should be considered contempt of court since describing a legal decision as an opinion, at the very least, puts the courts into disrepute.