Friday, August 14, 2009

Sucking and blowing for votes...

We've got record bankruptcies, staggering unemployment, a collapse in our ability to do anything technically challenging (the sell-off of Nortel, the failure of the Chalk River nuclear reactor), we have a war in Afghanistan and possibly a $150billion deficit. So what is Michael Ignatieff's big concern today?

For Immediate Release
August 14, 2009

Statement from Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff on the Typhoon Morakot

I was shocked and saddened to see the devastating effects of the deadly flooding and mudslides from Typhoon Morakot on Taiwan, China and the Phillipines.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I offer my condolences to families of the hundreds of people killed, and my concern for the thousands more stranded or trapped residents who still need rescue.

The most severe devastation has been suffered in Taiwan, where the storm has wiped out entire villages, knocked out dozens of bridges and cut off hundreds of roads. With damage estimated in the billions of dollars, and further flooding still expected, it will be some time before these countries can recover.

It is imperative that the international community - including Canada - come together to provide aid and humanitarian assistance to help the people affected get through this devastating tragedy. I urge the Harper government to make Canada amongst the first nations to step forward with the necessary aid.

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Contact:

Press Office
Office of the Leader of the Opposition
613-996-6740

I don't get this guy at all. I remember him as the brilliant academic who would go on Peter Gzowski's show and blow the entire country away with his intellect. Now that he's fallen in with the Liberal PR machine, he seems to have politically regressed to the level of a small-town councillor.

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