When our parliamentarians shoot off their mouths in the House of Commons, the laws against libel and defamation do not apply should they stray from the facts to better their story.
Spout spurious fiction? No harm, no foul. They have immunity.
Step outside the Commons and repeat the same allegations, however, and the real world offers no such protection — all which explains why Winnipeg’s loose-lipped NDP MP Pat Martin is spending his summer vacation desperately begging for defence fund donations.
It couldn’t happen to a nicer loudmouth.