Ignatieff Slams Harper Over Aide’s Convictions

Ignatieff Slams Harper Over Aide's ConvictionsLiberal Leader Michael Ignatieff says new revelations about past fraud convictions against a former senior aide to Stephen Harper raise a “fundamental question” over whether Canadians can trust the Conservative leader. During a Monday evening campaign rally, Ignatieff told the crowd that Bruce Carson’s close relationship with Harper while working in the Prime Minister’s Office shows his Conservative rival “talks tough on crime everywhere but in his own office.” “I’m…

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Recession-battered Canadians Grow Conservative

Recession-battered Canadians Grow ConservativeRecession-battered Canadians are growing more conservative with their money and turning away from high risk investments to the safety of savings accounts — a trend that banks are cashing in on, industry insiders say. Canadians this year have opened about 20 per cent more chequing and savings accounts than last — a giant leap from the average three to five per cent annual increase, said financial services consultant David McVay….

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Mergers, Coalitions, and Fear

Mergers, Coalitions, and FearThere has been a lot of talk in the past week or so about the possibility of some kind of political alliance between the LPC and the NDP. Mr. Ignatieff is reported to have said today that while he has no intention of any kind of pre-election deal with the NDP, that a post-election coalition is not something he would rule out. I doubt Mr. Ignatieff liked being put in…

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National Child Care

National Child CareAs you may know, Michael Ignatieff reaffirmed the Liberal support for a national child-care program. This, of course, started a firestorm on both sides of the political spectrum. On The Right I know better than to engage the Right of Twitter (#roft) folks in direct debate, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. @HelpOntario is a Conservative from, wait for it, Ontario, who hasn’t quite reached Troll status. This exchange…

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