Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Michael Ignatieff lies to highshool students.

Michael Ignatieff took yet another day off of work on Monday and went to Guelph Ontario where spoke to students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School, and proceeded to flat out lie to them. Yes, lie!

Question: "Why did you walk out on the vote regarding American war resisters being granted permanent refugee status in Canada?"

Ignatieff's Answer: "I don't vote on private members bills. It's a technical detail, it's not a matter of me walking out, I just don't take positions."

The truth: Ignatieff lied; he has voted on private members bills ( During the 40th Parliament’s 3rd session Michael Ignatieff voted 6 times on Private Member’s Bills and 3 times in the 2nd session) and in fact on Candice Hoeppner's private members bill on the gun registry, not only did he vote on it himself but he also forced all Liberal MP's to take HIS position on the issue by whipping the vote (Perhaps the only time in history where a LPC leader did so on a private members bill)

Here is a list of the private members bills that Ignatieff has voted on while leader of the LPC: 40th Parliament, 3rd Session: C-391, C-471, C-309, C-310, C-311 40th Parliament, 2nd Session: C-291, C-308, C-391

HT Brian Lilley

Mike MacPherson, principal of Lourdes high school, said Ignatieff’s visit was an exceptional opportunity for the students to learn more about political leadership in this country.“Education is the world,” he said, “and when we allow our students to be a part of the world, we enrich their experiences.”

Indeed it does, and having the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada lie to his students is one of those real world experiences that I hope is never forgotten.

Related: Another education related lie. Ignatieff talks about his "publicly funded education".


CanadianSense said...

I am curious if his age could be used as an excuse?
They raised a hearing problem and a poorly constructed question when he fumbled his Atlantic CTV spot.

Brian Lilley has been pointing out several mistakes from the LPOC that the others in Press are ignoring.

CanadianSense said...

I meant to include Dion regarding the CTV flubbed interview.

Great clip. If they can't afford Jim Carey for Liar Liar 2 maybe than can look North.

Anonymous said...

That's pretty rich coming from "a guy" who whipped the vote so his own "policy" doesn't apply to his underlings. There's that haughty superiority showing again.

Ardvark said...

CS everyone in the MSM but Lilley has chosen to take a pass on this.


If this was a conservative it would have been covered by them all and probably even live blogged by some.

maryT said...

It would be interesting to know how many of those students texted friends that iggy lied.
I am sure a lot of their parents set them straigt.

CanadianSense said...

The fix is in! The omission of facts, balance or context is the norm. The good thing is the rating suck for most Canadian produced News so little damage as they are most likely speaking to the already converted.

jad said...

O/T - Joanne's blog at BLY is down for several days as it has to be moved to a new server.

Sorry for interrupting the conversation, AA.

Ardvark said...

No problem Jad, thanks for the update.