Is it just me or is there a lot of turnover in the civil service these days?

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Head of federal gun program ousted

The head of the Canadian Firearms Program who is a strong supporter of the long-gun registry is quietly being bounced out of the position, CBC News has learned.

RCMP Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak, director general of the program, is being sent off to French language training after nine months on the job on orders from RCMP Commissioner William Elliott, according to police sources.

It would appear that here, too, we had someone who took his job a bit too seriously. It wasn't just a simple case of supporting the long gun registry that the Conservatives want to scrap. Cheliak had gone beyond that to testify forcefully in favour of the registry before a parliamentary committee. And we all know how Conservatives feel about parliamentary committees

But even worse than that, the man built a damned coalition.

Cheliak's key contribution has been to guide the country's three main police alliances -- the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Police Association and the Canadian Association of Police Boards -- into a common front to fight for registration.

A common front to oppose the Conservatives! God knows we can't have that.

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French training, my foot! He could probably give the class to many of my Quebecois colleagues.

The hits keep on coming, don't they?

Linda Keen, Richard Colvin, Munir Sheikh, Pat Stogran, now Marty Cheliak; all for daring to disagree with Master Steve or inconveniencing him with "irritants" like facts and evidence.

I wonder what ever happened to MP James Rajotte of Edmonton-Leduc? When the census debacle first came out, he expressed concerns about scrapping the mandatory long form census on behalf of his constituents. We haven't heard anything more from him. I wonder what kind of punishment he got?

Steve is reminding me more and more of a mad man. Madness and dictatorship; a very dangerous combination.


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