Martin’s gaffe

01.18.06

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Martin was later forced on the defensive after a close ally — Canadian Auto Workers union President Buzz Hargrove — told reporters that Harper’s “view of the country is a separatist view” and would aid those who want independence for the French-speaking province of Quebec.

“I have big differences with Stephen Harper but I have never doubted his patriotism,” Martin told reporters, also dismissing Hargrove’s suggestion that people in Quebec vote for the separatists rather than Harper.

Hargrove’s endorsement of the Liberals is the kind of thing that would make me less inclined to vote for them, not more – even without his suggestion that Quebecers vote Bloc. Martin’s campaign is looking increasingly desperate.

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1 DaninVan 01.18.06 at 9:21 PM

There’s an elephant hiding behind the Chesterfield…
If the Liberals are able to eke out a win (maybe that should be eek!) those of us not ‘fortunate’ enough to be Quebeckers or Ontarioians may well begin to avoid products made in those two provinces. That’s not a threat, just a gut feeling. People will only take so much crap before they rebel.
Personally, I’ve boycotted French (France)products for 30+ years…no big loss.

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