Stephen Harper has a long history of associating himself with people who turn out to be criminals or movers and shakers in a culture of corruption. Here are a few quote from Harper defending such people. Given all the disgraced people that Harper has hired and defended, there must be many more quotes out there to be found. If you have any, please leave them in the comments. Maybe we can prompt one of the opposition parties make a good video piece on this. . .
Harper on disgraced Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro -
"He serves his constituents and this House honourably, and I think we should all treat each other with a little more consideration . . ."
Harper on disgraced Conservative MP Peter Penashue -
"…this is the best member of parliament that Labrador has ever had."
Haper on suspended Senator Pamela Wallen -
"I have looked at the numbers. Her expenses are comparable to any parliamentarian..."
Harper defends disgraced chief of staff Nigel Wright -
"I have full confidence in Nigel Wright."