re: “Ignatieff tries to reconnect with younger Canadians,” Jan. 19
It was interesting to listen to Michel Ignatieff and when he said he lamented the apathy of Canadians in regards to voting he should realize his own party has contributed to that fact. Whether you love, hate or are indifferent to Stephen Harper, he was legitimately elected by members of his Conservative party, one member one vote. Ignatieff, in the greatest mistake in the Liberal Party of Canada’s history brought him after 30 years outside of Canada and then instead of having an election appointed him leader on the basis of a few elites in the upper echelons of his party. Ignatieff also favoured Canada’s entry into the Iraq War which contrasted with the most popular decision of the three-time elected Prime Minister of their own party Jean Chretien. This has lead to speculation that the Bush administration put pressure on the Liberal Party to get him to be not just a candidate for Parliament but the leader of the party.