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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:00 PM
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Ignatieff slams Harper for 'failure to unite Canada'
Michael Ignatieff took direct aim at Prime Minister Stephen Harper, attacking his track record on national unity, as he accepted the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada, unopposed, at a convention in Vancouver on Saturday.

"I want to speak directly to Stephen Harper," he told a crowd of about 3,000 cheering Liberals.

"For three years you have played province against province, group against group, region against region and individual against individual. When your power was threatened last November, you unleashed a national unity crisis and you saved yourself only by sending Parliament home.

"Mr. Harper, you don't understand Canada that a prime minister is there to unite a country, not divide it. You are failing to do your duty," he said.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/05/02/liberal-conve...


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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:17 PM
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1. Unite it??
Harper is deliberately trying to divide it!!
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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:30 PM
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2. And So
Is the system. It is divide and conquer.

Maybe some party will come about to lead the others.

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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:45 PM
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3. Hasn't been before now.
But yes, a new party would be a good idea.

It's just a very hard thing to get up and running.
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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:49 PM
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4. It Used
To be that the NDP were interested in policy! They drove the politics in Canada!
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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:50 PM
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5. Years ago. They are out of date now.
Just as out of date as the other two parties.
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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:56 PM
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6. Yes
That seems to be the case.

There only seems to be one party now that represents their people,
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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:16 PM
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7. And who would that be?
she asked, dryly.
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