In other retirement news I didn’t get around to posting when it happened, Vic Toews, Canada’s surveillance happy, charity busting Public Safety Minister has become Canada’s former surveillance happy, charity busting Public Safety Minister. He says he’s leaving office to spend more time spying on his family. I may have made that last part up.
Speaking of things I hope are made up, there are rumours that he may ultimately wind up being appointed as a judge. Given his work in the areas of privacy rights and criminal justice, I can’t say I’m fond of the idea that somebody like him could be making important legal decisions. Then again, without Harper’s puppet master arm up his arse 24/7, he might not be quite as big a Vichead as he has been in the past.