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Iggy of the Times

Liberal leader pens a book review for the NYT—lauds Canada’s banking system


While trying to make the case for himself as the next prime minister of Canada, Michael Ignatieff apparently found time to read Leslie Gelb’s new book about American foreign policy, How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy, and pen a review for the New York Times. “Talk of Bretton Woods II may be overambitious, but some new global architecture of financial regulation and oversight, or at least more effective coordination of national regulation, is going to be necessary once we touch bottom in this financial crisis,” he writes. “American financial misrule may have gotten us into this mess, but it will be American leadership that will have to dig us out, with the help of solvent allies with good banking systems, like Canada’s, among others.”

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  1. At least he mentioned Canada this time. Hooray!

    • Of course he would mention Canada! He’s got relatives from around here.

  2. Lol. Interesting to know that he found time to actually write something like that. What the hell is my MP doing in his spare time??!

    • I would be disappointed if he couldn’t find time to write a book review. The last thing we should want is a politician who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. I have three kids…play dates, birthday parties, soccer games, skating, piano lessons, etc,, my wife and I work full time — and I still find time to take guitar lessons and practice. Maybe it would be good for Harper if he took the time to publish is hockey books.