Tory MPs riled by Harper’s outsiders

Members of the Conservative caucus squirmed in public and seethed in private yesterday, trying to come to grips with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s two controversial cabinet appointments.
“This looks like expediency, even hypocrisy,” a veteran Conservative MP from Western Canada said of the appointments of David Emerson, who was elected last month as a Liberal, and Conservative campaign co-chairman Michael Fortier, who didn’t run but will get a Senate appointment.
“This is shocking. It’s just unbelievable. Who was Stephen talking to? We campaigned against this kind of stuff,” the MP said. : Tory MPs riled by Harper’s outsiders