MONTREAL—A look at the lengthening list of Conservative public service casualties reveals the pattern of a government that has routinely taken to eating its own.
Take veterans ombudsman Pat Stogran, whose position Prime Minister Stephen Harper created shortly after he came to office.
Three years into the job, Stogran bitterly described his role as “window-dressing” this week.
Upon being put on notice that his term would not be renewed next fall, he vowed to use his last months to expose what he describes as a systemic disconnect between the Conservatives’ activist talk on veterans rights and their government’s foot-dragging walk on some of their basic needs.
Stogran is just one of a series of Conservative appointees whose relationships with their political masters ended up taking a decisive turn for the worse.