If we're not going to have an election this spring, then I like what I’m reading in The Hill Times for a planned summer tour of the country by Stephane Dion. And not just because I was calling for him to do this last summer.
Also positive is not only is a high-profile Quebec Liberal MP being quoted on the record in the media saying positive things about Dion and the party, but that Pablo Rodriguez and Denis Coderre are planning to role their sleeves up themselves this summer and blitz all 75 Quebec ridings on behalf of the part.
"He will be touring but a lot of us will be touring also. For Mr. Dion, it's a great opportunity to get better known. He's a man, the more you know him, the more you like him. So, being close to the people and having a chance to talk directly with Canadians will be very good," said Mr. Rodriguez.
"[The purpose of this tour is] Making sure that Canadians understand what we stand for and this is very very important for us. We have to communicate our message a little bit better and explain the key differences between us and the Conservatives on the environment on social issues."
This is the kind of on the ground grunt work we need to be doing to grow our support in the polls. That, and bringing down this government at some point soonish.
And on a lighter note, get a hold of this laugher from Conservative MP Mike Wallace:
"We have a great record to be running on in the next election. There's not one of our top five promises that they could point to that we did not move on. And on the ethics issue, in my public meeting, not one question on those issues. We have been running a solid clean proactive government since we were elected in January 2006," said Mr. Wallace.Yeah Mike, and I’m starting at small forward next season for the Toronto Raptors.
I recognize the need to tow the party line in public, but how can people say crap like that without busting out laughing hysterically? Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers