In Guelph yesterday, Stephane Dion suggested that he is a F.I. skeptic (H/T National Newswatch):
"Don't ask me to pretend there is a fiscal imbalance and elect me and (hope) I will fix it. I don't want to create these kinds of expectations."
Well, if I were Dalton McGuinty (*shudder*), I would therefore support Harper who has made a promise to address the situation, rather than Citoyen Dion who says "Meh" with a French accent.
And on the topic of a leader from Quebec again:
He said he's proud to be a Quebecer and ignored those who discouraged him from running for the Liberal leadership because he's a francophone.
"Many people told me don't run because after Mr. Chretien, Mr. Martin, Mr. Trudeau, enough Quebecers, now we want to go elsewhere. And I told them, 'I don't believe my country will react this way, I don't believe my party will react this way,"' Dion said.
"I (thought) they will say he have a complex country, a great country, but a complex country, and we need to choose the best talents and we should not dismiss somebody because of his or her province."
What about candidate nominations, Mr. Dion? Will you actually be looking for the 'best talent', or will you be dismissing men because of their gender?
Update: Well, obviously M. Dion does not deem it very important to have women in the chairmanship positions. (H/T Halls of Macadamia.) So I guess I was wrong. It's all about the best talent.