Cornwall ON – You can stick a fork in Helena Guergis and her political future.
The Leona Helmsley of Canadian Politics had her “resignation” accepted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper after months of embarrassing the government with antics from throwing tantrums at airports to issues pertaining to her family life and husband, Rahim Jaffer, the former Conservative MP who caused his own news furor after getting slapped on the wrists while being arrested with cocaine in his possession.
The Prime Minister announced at a rushed press conference that he has called in the RCMP to investigate new allegations leveled against Ms. Guergis and that she has stepped down. She will remain as an MP but has been suspended from the Conservative caucus.
Mr. Harper said he became aware of new allegations against Ms. Guergis last night. She offered her resignation, but the Prime Minister indicated she would have been forced out anyway. “Of course, under the circumstances, a resignation was necessary.”
He added that Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose will pick up Ms. Guergis’s duties as secretary of state for status of women. Ms. Ambrose is happy to take on the challenge and will work to promote the place of women in politics, among other things, her spokesman said.
Short of sheep being involved it doesn’t get any weirder or woolier than the drama of Helena Guergis and Rahim Jaffer has been. It should be interesting to see what happens to Canada’s former up and coming Political Power couple.
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