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Iggy: “If Harper succeeds you will wake up in a country you no longer recognize”

Warren K. made reference to a speech that Deputy Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff made at the Economic Club of Canada this morning that he praises and wishes the Liberals would have made a lot earlier. I don’t think it’s too late yet however to start drilling this message into people’s heads. (It’s not just making charges of a “hidden agenda” either. I think we’ve seen enough of Harper to know what he’d do if given a majority government).

Parts of the speech I liked: Iggy shows that Harper and the Conservative Party are NOT the best party to be the economic stewards for Canada, by listing what has happened to Canada since Harper and the Cons took over:

· The worst performance in the G8.
· Negative growth in GDP through the first half of this year.
· Government accounts on the brink of deficit.
· No contingency left in the budget. No margin for error.
· The worst productivity picture in 18 years — productivity growth has been negative this year.
· Stephen Harper is the first Prime Minister in 50 years to preside over an actual decline in Canadian productivity.

Check out the very excellent speech in the PDF file below.

Iggy speech to Economic Club of Canada.


5 comments to Iggy: “If Harper succeeds you will wake up in a country you no longer recognize”

  • I appreciate what you have written on this topic. I will be sending your link out to my family and friends on private email. I would like to link to your blog during the last days of this election. Frankly, the ABC approach is what I’m suggesting to people, but it may not be enough. See my blogs at as well as for my perceptions of this election. I too will continue to write political commentary every day until the last vote is cast. United we can make a difference!

  • Ted

    “Government accounts on the brink of deficit”

    Liberals want more of your money, watch your wallet.

  • An Iggy speech is too little, too late for the Liberals. This party is free falling, and all an impassioned speech from either Iggy or Bob Rae does is expose how wrong the Grits were in choosing Dion.

  • Carrrie

    Exactly. But the thing is, bloggers like you have been working hard to get this info out since Harper arrived on the political scene in Canada. The party should have embraced it much earlier. Let’s hope Dion takes this text and pushes it home.

    Surely a video of this will show up online soon. Hopefully.

  • jsg

    Are these great team speeches being videoed and up loaded to either YOu tube or the Liberal website?

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