What's Black and Blue all Over?
Michael Ignatieff, if MP Garry Breitkreuz gets his way:
OTTAWA - A Conservative MP is apologizing for issuing a news release that compared Canadian police chiefs to a cult and urged Liberals to beat their leader, Michael Ignatieff, "black and blue."
The release angrily denounced Ignatieff's decision to require all Liberal MPs to vote against a private member's bill that would scrap the controversial long-gun registry.
In the release, Breitkreuz, a passionate, longtime gun registry foe, is quoted as saying Ignatieff is "a bully who may well be committing political suicide."
"With tactics like this, I doubt he'll be missed on either side of the House," the release said.
Breitkreuz was quoted calling Ignatieff's attempt to head off elimination of the registry "an act of desperation that insults the intellect of Canadians."
"His true colours are showing and, if his caucus has any integrity, those colours should be black and blue."
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police also wound up in the news release's cross-hairs as it mocked opposition MPs' claims that the registry helps save lives.
"It's like a cult that is led by organizations of police chiefs who pretend the registry helps them do their jobs. They should be ashamed."
I especially enjoy it when Breitkreuz says that Ignatieff is the one insulting the intellect of Canadians.