Attack Ads turn me off the CPC!


I am becoming increasingly irritated by the Conservative attack ads. Hey what’s wrong with Ignatieff being out of the
country for more than 30 years? It makes him cosmopolitan – a citizen
of the world well-qualified to deal with global crisis like the current
economic one. Although Harper is a university trained economist and
like Ignatieff, an intellectual, all his experience is relatively insular,
much of it with the Citizen’s Coalition.  Look at Ignatieff’s family, as Canadian as they come –
his grandfather wrote Lament for a Nation! – and coined the term "Red Tory". I am sure Ignatieff picked up a lot from the conversations around that kitchen table. His time abroad makes him better able to see Canada as the world sees us than Harper is with his limited world experience. As for arrogance, I think Harper is far more arrogant; he seems to be very controlling and doesn’t seem to want to listen to anyone even within his own party. For Harper it’s "my way or the highway".  The attack ads are convincing me that I really want Ignatieff and his team as the next government of Canada. Our best Prime Ministers were intellectuals and men of the world who gave us very good government – King, St. Laurent, Pearson, Trudeau – and kept us united.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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