Busy weekend since Jack and Gilles went up the Hill and kept Mr. Harper from Rolling Down.
L I N K “May said she wants to spend more time in the riding than away from it, and avoid the pressure of travelling across the country to make appearances as party leader. She does, however, plan to travel to Ottawa for confidence votes.”
Meanwhile the daggers are coming out for Conservative MP and Cabmin Helena Guergis as the stain of her hubby’s DUI and Coke arrest impact her job. L I N K.
“I want a country where everyone sets their sights on going overseas at some point in their lives,” he said.
On the federal deficit, the Tories started with a balanced budget, which suddenly ballooned to $32 billion, then $50 billion, and now they’re saying it might to $55 billion, said Ignatieff, who spoke for about 20 minutes.
“It could be $60 billion by Christmas,” he added.” and discussed recent attack ads and not supporting the Harper Government any longer. L I N K
“What he (THE PM)says in private is contemptuous of Canadians and treats all Canadians who disagree with him as enemies,” Ignatieff said. “The other disagreement I have is that when he attacks his opponents, he engages in falsehoods and the politics of personal destruction. And when that guy’s time in politics is finished and people ask what was his legacy, what was his contribution to the public life of Canada, it’ll be those attack ads. And let it be on his head. I’m tired of it. And Canadians are tired of it.”
Ignatieff said he laments that in the current hyper-partisan climate of Canadian politics, a party can suffer for voting in support of the government, as the NDP and Bloc did yesterday.”
We’ve also contacted Mr. Harper’s Media Bunker and are trying to get an interview. So far the good news is that it’s been easier than attempts to interview our MP. Hopefully we’ll have more to report this week.
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