It is clear Harper is in way over his head with plans to spend $175 to $29,050 of taxpayer money to fund his campaign of smears and deceits in his desperate bid to slow support for Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. You don't need to look further than eight Conservative MPs to see discontent, seven of which released a statement.
"I haven't sent out an attack ten-percenter for over four years. It's just not my style."
Laurie Hawn, MP Edmonton
"I don't feel it's appropriate for me to do it."
Joe Daniel, MP Toronto
"I don't participate in criticizing anybody else. I like to talk about me. I don't like negative advertising, I don't use it, and that old saying — I control what I can control. I've voiced my opinion on it, I don't like it,"
Larry Miller, MP Ontario
"I don't use that type of householder. I haven't heard from anyone who's going to either."
Kevin Sorenson, MP Alberta
"I generally use them for things like advertising our pancake breakfast or our Christmas open house and maybe some of the other things I'm trying to communicate to my constituents."
Mike Lake, MP Alberta
“I won’t be participating in that program.” [My constituents] “are not all that thrilled by negative attacks.”
Brent Rathgeber, MP Edmonton
“I always, just myself, try to focus on policy rather than personality. I know there are other approaches and I can’t tell other people what to do. But for me, it’s different, it’s a different way.”
Stephen Woodworth, MP Kitchener
Upon investigating some of these MPs, Laurie Hawn has asked his constituents if crossing the floor was acceptable - could he be considering leaving the Conservative party?
“All parties work within those rules, and all parties use those activities and use those rules.”