Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Liberal candidates and lies on asbestos.

From the Sherbrooke Record: In an interview with Le Devoir in May, Ignatieff is quoted as saying Canada should not export toxic substances....

Bérubé (the Liberal candidate selected for the Richmond-Arthabaska riding) argued that Ignatieff did not use the word asbestos and that he was talking hypothetically when asked the question by the Devoir.
He did not state his opposition to the asbestos industry specifically, just to things that are toxic.”
I don’t believe our asbestos is a toxic substance and the question of its safety should be examined by a committee after we are elected to government.”
Long-time Liberal Lucien Richard from Asbestos agreed with Bérubé that his party leader did not target the industry in the Devoir interview and hopes to discuss the matter further with Ignatieff.
“I want to hear him say it to me,” said Richard.
I don’t believe he said the asbestos industry should be stopped.”
Local Liberal organizer André Beaumier said Ignatieff met with industry officials in early June and argues the industry will not be shut down by a future Liberal government.
“Our studies have shown that the fiber mined here is safe if handled carefully. “
“If Ignatieff said it was a dangerous industry, I don’t think he knew all the facts then. I am sure he will change his mind on this issue.”

Michael Ignatieff in Edmonton June 30th 2009: "Canada has to be out of the asbestos business. We should not export it and we should not produce it".

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You can't be clearer than that folks. Is it any wonder that the entire country is confused as to what Iggy's policies are, or what he stands for, when even his own candidates have no clue as to what he believes in either.


A previous related post: This time it was Ignatieff doing the lying about what he said on asbestos.


h/t MaryT

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

“If Ignatieff said it was a dangerous industry, I don’t think he knew all the facts then. I am sure he will change his mind on this issue.”
Of course he'll change his mind they don't call him waffle for nothing.

jad said...

Coderre also had this to say:

"Coderre took the opportunity to blame the present government for economic mismanagement, arguing it ran up deficits even before the recession last fall.
“In the last three years, the conservatives created a $63 billion deficit before it had to resort to stimulus spending,” he charged.


Does anyone know where this is coming from ????

wilson said...

Coderre must have meant the 'next' 3 years, that or his is lying in the face of facts.

Ardvark said...

More lies from Quebec Liberals? Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the modern era. Electronic gadgits that can record and replay events. How can they hide from this no brown paper bags here.

ROTFLMFAO

Jeff said...

AA, isn't this the kind of story journalists hunt for? Alberta Ardvark, doing the job journalists won't. Are they too lazy, too idealogically invested?

wilson said...

Just incase they missed it AA, you can send you vid/tape to the BLOC
http://www.blocquebecois.org/

Dipper changed their website to blue/orange, definitely an improvement.
http://www.ndp.ca/

Jen said...

It's ironic that it takes immigrants from countries where socialist communism and dictators rule can tell you that what the media is doing regularly is the same tactics they (immigrants) experience in their homeland. These people have years of experience of workings manipulation by the media. and while these immigrants are fully awake with alarm bells ringing to the same format they see here in the media, gives them reason not to trust. they then turn to knowledge listen to all sides then they form their own conclusion.
And while they do so in silence the born bred canadians remain 'fast asleep'

So, I wonder who the opposition parties are fooling. the immigrants? try again,

Jen said...

Michael Ignatieff in Edmonton June 30th 2009: "Canada has to be out of the asbestos business. We should not export it and we should not produce it".


Why is he telling ALBERTANS this story- why not Quebecers, this is not our problem or is he so afraid what Quebec might do to him that he has to say it from EDMONTON why not say it in NB, TORONTO.
BTW, why hasn't the media say anything about abestos. yet they bash the 'oilsands'

Anonymous said...

To be fair, he has been away for 34 years, and probably has no clue what he is talking about.

I am sure he will get his talking points and scripts worked out during the campaign.