Ignatieff to Harper: Fire Guergis - Macleans.ca

Ignatieff to Harper: Fire Guergis

Liberal leader suggests cabinet minister is “lying” about letters


Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff didn’t hold back in condemning Status of Women minister Helena Guergis earlier Wednesday. Ignatieff accused the Ontario MP of coordinating the letter-writing campaign that had Guergis’s staffers sending anonymous letters of praise about the junior minister to newspapers and magazines (like Maclean’s). “If they have someone make up little letters in my book that’s lying,” Ignatieff said. “And then pretending that you didn’t really have anything to do with it, it was all the staff—that’s lying a second time.” Ignatieff has called on Stephen Harper to fire the junior minister, saying Guergis is not “worthy of the confidence of Canadians.” Along with drawing the ire of members of the opposition, Guergis has reportedly also become alienated from some members of the Conservative caucus after a string of scandals that included a now-infamous tantrum in a P.E.I. airport.

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Ignatieff to Harper: Fire Guergis

  1. Yeah, he'll get right on that Iggy.Poser!

  2. Iggy should let someone else take the lead on this file.

    • It's only Wednesday, yet the Liberal Thinker's Conference is so far behind him that Michael Ignatieff doesn't hesitate to personally demand she be fired?

  3. Reason number, what?…785 why Iggy is not PM material…loves pathetic, useless gossip!

    • ok……. but Geurgis' staff sending out fan club letters wasn't pathetic and/or useless? And she's a Cabinet Minister?

  4. Actually, maybe there's a purpose to this. Maybe he just wants Harper to hang on to Guergis who, along with her hubby, is a walking negative ad campaign that the Liberals don't have to pay for.

  5. If this is the hill Iggy really wants to die on, go for it.It will be THE biggest joke ever.