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So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Michael Ignatieff was hand chosen by Paul Martin, one of the most forgettable Prime Ministers in the history of the nation. Mr. Martin led a Liberal minority government that was ridiculously ineffective, short-lived and turned the Liberal Party of Canada into a shell of its former self.
This makes Mr. Ignatieff’s comments here all the more surprising:
Harper doesn’t want minority to work, says Ignatieff
October 7, 2007 at 3:32 PM EDT
OTTAWA—Deputy Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff says he doesn’t believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper really wants the minority Parliament to work.
Mr. Ignatieff told CTV’s Question Period Sunday that if Mr. Harper was prepared to make Parliament work, it would be easy—just work with the Opposition to get Conservative legislation passed.
“All he has to do is pick up the phone and call the leader of our party and say, ‘Look I’ve got a number of bills, I’ve got a number of measures. How far will you come with me?’” Mr. Ignatieff said.
The Martin government was uncooperative and arrogant to the extreme, eventually leading to its downfall. Leveling these criticisms at the Harper regime seems disingenuous at best.