Howler alert: Harper government has "the highest ethical standard of all time"

Forget about the ongoing RCMP investigation into the Senate spending scandal and a cover-up in the Prime Minister's Office.

And don't think about all those times that Elections Canada caught Conservatives overspending during election campaigns. And definitely don't get stuck on Elections Canada's ongoing voter suppression investigation involving Conservative Party operatives.

And about those fundraisers by cabinet ministers raising conflict of interest questions? Forget about that.

Now watch this week's howler from Parliamentary Secretary Paul Calandra, Stephen Harper's point man in the House of Commons tapped to answer questions about all these ongoing scandals and ethical lapses.

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