Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Best Things I've Heard About Michael Ignatieff...

...come from Gilles Duceppe. Seriously - had this been the image MI put forward himself in the past, I would have been very tempted to support him in one of the past two leadership races:

The central targets for the Bloc are Mr. Ignatieff's general demeanour, as well as any past opinion that can be used to paint him as a centralizing, anti-nationalist leader in the mould of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

“Michael Ignatieff says that Quebeckers can choose to be Quebeckers or Canadians, in any order. You can be what you want, he tells us, but you can be sure that his Liberal policies will be Canadian, period,” Mr. Duceppe said in the letter.

The new Liberal Leader, according to the Bloc, will thwart Quebec's interests by proposing national education standards and a pan-Canadian energy policy, both of which would go against the province's jurisdiction over education and natural resources.

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  • The rest of the blow by Duceppe DOES need to be responded to...remember, here in Quebec, those types of characterizations hurt federalists (Con, Lib, whatever). They look good in the ROC, but not here.

    William Hogg
    LPC Candidate, Compton-Stanstead, QC, 2008

    By Blogger EB-5 Dreamlife, at 11:41 p.m.  

  • They hurt soft nationalists, not federalists. That's a distinction that's been lost by most Quebec Liberals.

    By Anonymous Tired of Pandering, at 12:12 p.m.  

  • Also doesn't exactly go over well in Alberta or with anyone who doesn't like having a Nazi sympathizer as PM. For someone who has been rather tin-eared on genocide issues, Trudeau isn't an image to chase.

    The traitors (TM) aren't the only one wearing blinkers.

    By Blogger Hey, at 2:54 p.m.  

  • Ignatieff is dangerous to the Bloc, that's why the flurry of attacks.

    I think that Duceppe would be immoral if he goes after Ignatieff, hypothetically leaving us with Harper for yet another minority.

    He knows who the better person is, and why would Quebec want to live next door to an Americanized theocracy like Canada under Harper? And - what makes them think that Harper with a majority (if it were to happen) would be preferable to Ignatieff - as interests Quebec?

    By Anonymous Margaret, at 12:56 p.m.  

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