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Friday April 11, 2009
Prime Minister Stephen Harper accused Michael Ignatieff yesterday of abandoning his "moral compass" after the Liberal Leader praised Brian Mulroney recently for his electoral record.

Speaking in Moncton, Mr. Harper shrugged off questions about internal Conservative bickering over the treatment of Mr. Mulroney, after Conservative officials told reporters last week that Mr. Mulroney was no longer a card-carrying member of the Conservative Party. But he had strong words for Mr. Ignatieff, who said the Tories should be treating Mr. Mulroney with greater respect.

"Mr. Ignatieff and the Liberal Party, when this matter first broke, were practically demanding that I throw Mr. Mulroney in prison without a trial," said Mr. Harper, referring to the inquiry into Mr. Mulroney's dealings with former German businessman Karlheinz Schreiber.

"Now they're out there pretending that somehow they're his best friends and they don't agree with any of this. I think what Canadians will see is when it comes to a very difficult issue of government conduct and government ethics, this government has behaved responsibly and the other party, the other leader, has absolutely no moral compass."

Asked whether discipline within his caucus was breaking down, Mr. Harper said the government has had a difficult issue to handle. He noted that Mr. Mulroney himself called for the Schreiber inquiry. Source.

Ignatieff abandoning his moral compass, PM charges
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