Jumped v. pushed

Gordon Landon says he was politely asked to go away.

The York regional councillor says he complied with a request from the Conservative party to step aside, adding he is not used to people telling him what to say and think … As a regional councillor from Markham, Landon, 61, is used to being independent and speaking his mind, “so it’s hard for me to bow to a lot of structure and having everything approved by Ottawa,” he said.

… Meanwhile, Landon said he stands by what he said about the lack of funding for the medical devices centre but wishes he had said it differently. “I didn’t follow Conservative policy in terms of getting permission to go on that TV show and I made a comment on that show that was an embarrassment to some members of the Conservative party.”

Elsewhere, the Parliamentary Budget Officer says he’s being politely rebuffed in his attempts to scrutinize government stimulus spending.

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