Monday, January 17, 2011
Ignatieff And The Star Caught In A Major Lie....
So the Star was quick out of the gate to defend Ignatieff from the new Conservative ads about to be released. Pretty much expected. The l;arger problem for both Ignatieff and The Star is the article contains completely false information. From the Star article:
"After appearing at Toronto’s Harbord Collegiate Institute, Ignatieff denied supporting a coalition against the government, and said Canadians should think about what the Conservatives aren’t saying in the ads. (Liberal support for a coalition to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper predated Ignatieff as leader.)
Two problems. Number one, Ignatieff supported the coalition with Dion as leader and then himself when chosen as Dion's replacement. Number two, despite Bob Rae's misleading, no, make that lie, Ignatieff signed the coalition pact. (seee picture above).
"Interim Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said Wednesday he's prepared to vote out the Conservatives and enter into a governing coalition with the NDP if next month's federal budget isn't in the country's best interest.
"I told caucus I will vote non-confidence in this government. I am prepared to enter into a coalition government if that is what the Governor General asks me to do," he said during an Ottawa news conference shortly after the Liberal party's national executive appointed him to replace Stéphane Dion.
Need more proof?
1. He told Canadians, "I would not exclude making arrangements or agreements...with other parties that will allow me to govern." (Macleans, February 16th, 2009)
2. "Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said he's always been prepared to work with other parties to form a coalition…" (Hill Times, May 17, 2010)
3. Ignatieff told the Canadian Press that he was open to forming a coalition with the NDP but that he would not talk about it until after an election. (Canadian Press, June 6, 2010)