Monday, September 13, 2010

Liberal critic shuffle

I have a piece in The Mark this morning on last week's shuffle by Michael Ignatieff of the Liberal critic line-up:

When Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff shuffled his critic line-up for the fall session of parliament recently, the media were quick to trot out the sports analogies. Sun Media’s David Akin even published a list of critics and their respective ministers – Scott Brison vs. Jim Flaherty in Finance, for example – that evoked a UFC line card more than the serious business of Her Majesty’s government and loyal opposition. But, then again, given the tenor of parliamentary discourse today, perhaps UFC isn’t really that far off the mark.

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