Pillars of democracy wobble

Michael Ignatieff

By: John D. Whyte, The Star, April 2 2011.

The leaders of the three national parties have staked out what each hopes to be become their election campaign’s dominant theme. […]

Stephen Harper, through his trusted lieutenant Jim Flaherty, fell back on economic management, something in which we are heavily invested (as well as in the repeated public declarations of its success). […]

Jack Layton, inevitably, appealed to our sense of shame over the exclusion of vulnerable groups from Canada’s reputed economic achievements. […]

Michael Ignatieff, though, stepping aside from the issues of economic well-being, sent out a sharp warning over the destruction of Canadian democracy under the Harper government. […]


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