He's a dickhead. That's how Sackville-Eastern Shore New Democrat Peter Stoffer describes Conservative MP Rod Anders after the Calgary MP's allegation this week. Stoffer actually used more colourful language, words I don't think I will print here. Anders provoked Stoffer's anger after suggesting an ambitious Tom Mulcair helped speed up the death of his predecessor, Jack Layton, calling it "one of the great stories that was missed by journalists." He's since apologized, but Stoffer's not having any of that. He says it's a disgrace and Anders should be tossed out of the Conservative party. I think dickhead fits the bill.
Anders of course has been a wildcard for the Conservatives and Prime Minister Harper. He once called Nelson Mandela a terrorist and has dozed off in Parliament on occasion. He also fell asleep during a parliamentary committee meeting on veterans affairs, prompting a Stoffer outburst that day as well. He since stepped down from that committee, but his mouth continues to get him, and the Cons into hot water. I'm surprised the prime minister hasn't given him the boot by now.
The so called Black Widow may have struck again. Just a couple of weeks after marrying a Glace Bay man, 77 year old Melissa Ann Friedrich was arrested after her new husband ended up inn hospsital under suspicious circumstances. Melissa's no stranger to unusual circumstances involving her husbands. She has a long history. She once ran over Gordon Stewart, a month after marrying him, near the airport and served a short sentence for manslaughter. After moving to Florida, and re-marrying, her husband died just over a year later. She was investigated for the attempted murder of another man she was involved with. This lady preys on vulnerable men, hence the name. She's now in police custody for another attempted murder. It's where she belongs, behind bars.
Speaking of jail time, David James Leblanc is now in police custody and will be returned to Nova Scotia within days. The 47 year old is one of two men wanted by the RCMP on charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement involving a 16 year old youth. Leblanc was found walking along a road in northern Ontario with no shoes and only light clothes in near-freezing weather. An OPP spokesman says he wasn't dressed for conditions. How he came to be in that situation remains unclear. Still at large is Wayne Cunningham who may be headed for Calgary. His parents, in a statement to CTV News, are urging him to turn himself in. "They'll get you in the end. They've already got David." Stay tuned.
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