Sunday, September 20, 2009

Did Ignatieff mention the $35 billion in pension savings that Harper nuked?

Ignatieff attacks Tories on range of issues in Waterloo stop

September 20, 2009
By Chuck Howitt, Record staff

WATERLOO — The Liberal Party abandoned its support for the Conservatives in the House of Commons because of the Tories’ terrible record on a whole slew of issues, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff said Saturday.

During a visit to Wilf’s campus pub at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ignatieff attacked the Liberals on a broad range of issues, including the rising deficit, high unemployment, its response to the H1N1 flu epidemic and its failure to fix the problem over medical isotopes.

Amid chants of “Michael, Michael,” Ignatieff took particular issue with Tory ads questioning his years of living and working in Britain and the U.S. Almost 20 per cent of Canadians were born elsewhere in the world, he said, and two million Canadians are currently working in other countries.

“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.

During a scrum with reporters afterwards, Ignatieff assailed the Tories for ignoring the pleas of Waterloo’s Research In Motion and allowing the sale of Nortel Networks’ wireless assets to Ericsson of Sweden

“They (Conservatives) are just walking by the Nortel sale. They haven’t stood up for the Canadian intellectual property that keeps Kitchener-Waterloo humming.”

More on Ignatieff’s visit in Monday’s Waterloo Region Record.


Anonymous said...

I did hear Michael mention them..not sure where.

Dr Mike said...

Somehow , something like this that should be a major issue has turned south on us.

It is all a matter of government accountability.

It is a matter of governments saying one thing & then doing another ripping the financial hearts out of it`s citizens while supplying 18 blacked-out pages as proof.

It is fine to enact tax legislation but when we have to take it on an order of faith because they do not want their calculations exposed , then it is time for us all to worry.

It would be different if these guys were brilliant economists who were acting in our best interests ---in this case unfortunately we have wannabe economists , one who never practiced his craft , & a bunch of controlling CEOs who are pushing the former to act on their behalf.

The fact that this has gone unexposed for this long & it was all done on an act of faith , does not say much for the quality of the people we elect in Ottawa.

Dr Mike Popovich

Anonymous said...

You going to rely on a newspaper/journalist that thinks Ignatieff is a conservative attacking liberals?

Anonymous said...

sorry michael dont want to go overseas.

Susannah said...

Speaking of Ignatieff, have you seen this ad that popped up on Youtube last week?