The Star’s article by Susan Delacourt is a tad off the mark. The reality is that Stephen Harper is a callous character and he will most often deal harshly with those he feels are a threat to him, have been harmful to his government or the party or have failed to serve at the highest level. Harper’s rule applies regardless of sex or your posting. Harper’s relations have been strained with the Governor General as well and with various members of the bureaucracy and the military.
I have written recently stating; “historically, Harper has harshly hung people out to dry if they embarrassed him. That doesn't seem to be the case now and I often wonder why?” It seems Harper is now back on script in the lead up to an election that is likely to come sooner than later.