The Liberal think-fest last weekend turned up some unexpected consequences. Michael Ignatieff found the courage, at least temporarily, to take an actual stand on a tough political issue.
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.
The Liberal leader calls upon Canadians to reject this week of protest against the suppression of Palestinians, but forgets he once abhorred the 'Bantustan' system used by Israel himself.
Stephen Harper said that prorogation isn't No. 1 on anyone's radar. Yet, now half of Canadians say they are watching the issue "closely," and he's in a virtual tie with the Liberal leader.
Hundreds flooded the unmiked basement space in Hart House booked for the Friday, January 8, organizing meeting for the January 23 anti-prorogue rally.
Proroguing Parliament represses political debate on the rule of law, the honesty of government and the non-partisanship of our civil service. It's a kind of soul theft that will leave deep wounds.
Jan 12, 2010
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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?