Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canadians don't really care about the Afghan detainee issue, according to CBC-TV correspondent Peter Mansbridge, whose feature interview with the Prime Minister airs tonight.
Completely irrelevant. And at this point the Afghan detainee question, as important as it is, isn't even the primary issue. A majority of members of parliament voted in favour of a motion to release unredacted documents to a parliamentary committee and Harper's government has ignored the motion and apparently shut down parliament rather than comply. It doesn't matter one bit whether the average person on the street is interested in the details of the issue. It matters that Harper and his government are in contempt of parliament.
The interview hasn't aired yet but if Mansbridge settled for Harper's distraction and didn't put the focus right back on the government's refusal to answer to parliament then Mansbridge didn't do his job.
H/t to Scott Tribe.