Harper's Legislated Loyalty Threat - 2014-01-17
We learn now that a Conservative MP has brought forward, with the blessing of the Prime Minister's Office, a bill that would require parliamentary watchdogs and all their employees to disclose previous political activities.
The period of disclosure would cover the decade previous to their appointments. The legislation would be retroactive -- meaning all current employees would effectively have to submit to political background checks.
Call it the Loyalty Act. According to the bill brought forward by MP Mark Adler of the York Centre riding, if the disclosures turn up suspicious past political activities, MPs or senators could then demand an investigation of the offender or offenders.