... McGuinty apologized Wednesday and resigned his post as the party’s natural resources critic after he said Alberta MPs need to take a nationwide view of energy policies or go home.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper argued ... that the comments reflect a long-held anti-Alberta attitude within the Liberal party ... “I find it shameful, I guess not surprising, but shameful, that 30 years after the National Energy Program, these anti-Alberta attitudes are so close to the surface in the Liberal party,” Harper said.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney ... said Alberta Conservative MPs and likely the vast majority of Albertans find McGuinty’s comments “deeply offensive.” ... Kenney said it’s “totally inappropriate” and “arrogant” for a parliamentarian to tell elected colleagues they don’t belong in Ottawa and that they shouldn’t be representing their constituents ... I don’t think he ever said that Bloc Quebecois MPs should go back to Quebec because they were elected to represent the interests of their Quebec constituents, but he seems to apply a double standard to Albertans ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
David McGuinty to Alberta MP's "[agree with me] or go home"
Liberal MP David McGuinty apologized and quit his critic position after sticking his foot in it: