Michael Ignatieff did a well publicized tour of Canadian Universities. Judging from the list of 40 speakers he invited to address the upcoming Liberal thinkers conference he was not impressed.
Canadians headed confidently into the new millennium, but they are limping out of its first decade uncertain about the future and what their country stands for.
If neither the Liberals nor the NDP find the courage to present a vision to the country and redefine the political discourse, it is virtually certain that Stephen Harper will stay prime minister.
When the Toronto trio went off to Harvard to talk Michael Ignatieff into returning to Canada to enter politics, they were looking for a Pierre Trudeau. Instead they found a Robert Stanfield.
We know that the Liberals have floundered at the polls recently. But can one man make it all better?
Nov 6, 2009
Room 3000, SFU Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings St.Vancouver
Canada49° 17' 2.94" N, 123° 6' 43.3188" W
A public dialogue with Bob Rae, Liberal MP, Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs
The narrow scope in which the issue of Afghan detainees is being examined tends to mitigate the original circumstances that laid the foundation for these abuses to take place.
The Liberal party continues to flounder. Recent polls have them trailing the Conservatives badly, even in Quebec.
Both the Liberals and the Conservatives seem to think economic recovery is at hand. But what the Conservative government has done is help out those least in need.
Michael Ignatieff's ability to lead his party to victory is now openly questioned in Quebec. His main man, Denis Coderre, has resigned as Quebec lieutenant following a big fight.