“I say a definite ‘no’ to Lukaszyk. I don’t think it makes sense to create a precedent to do a special caucus meeting for every visiting minister from the provincial government. Plus he is a complete and utter asshole.”
This isn't the first time a Minister in Harper's cabinet has used profanity when addressing another level of government. In response to Toronto's application, under Miller, for funding from the federal government to replace street cars, Baird was blunt:
They should fuck off.
It seems that the contempt and arrogance of this government is systemic, given that these "accidents" and "slip-ups" keep happening again and again. There was a time when a cabinet minister would step down after being caught making such inappropriate remarks. This is not the decorum of the Government of Canada. Cabinet Ministers need to realize that they are no longer backbencher MPs, rather they represent the government of the entire country. Moreover, they are appointed to their positions by the Queen of Canada, which reflects poorly on the monarch.