Michael Ignatieff, commenting after QP today on reports the lingerie is available for sale through the Canada Post website.

Well, I’m an absolute fan of lacy lingerie. I want to make that perfectly clear.  But I don’t think it’s appropriate to sell that on Canada Post … to repeat, there is no greater fan of lingerie than me but I just don’t think it’s appropriate on a Crown corporation website … I’m just a respectful admirer of lingerie.  It’s a happy feature of birthday presents but I just don’t think it’s right on Canada Post.



  1. What's he got against good solid cotton undergarments?

    Latte-sipping, lingerie-lovin elitist!

  2. LOL

    Him and I both, him and I both.

  3. LOL

    Where did this come from? Did somebody lodge a complaint?

  4. Our govt is now selling undies?

    Deficit must be worse than they're letting on.

  5. Sounds like he's got a Canada post for lingerie

  6. Ignatieff has a point. Who wants lingerie from Canada Post, when you can get it delivered by a first-class male, with free shipping and extra handling?

  7. Was there nothing his size?

  8. Does Michael not want Canadian's to start families? I thought he was all about families.

    He flip flops yet again!


  9. Wow – a cross dressing politician .. maybe I will think about voting for him :)

  10. One can only hope they don't come with the Canada Post logo on em.

  11. 'Well, I'm an absolute fan of lacy lingerie. I want to make that perfectly clear. … to repeat, there is no greater fan of lingerie than me … I'm just a respectful admirer of lingerie. It's a happy feature of birthday presents.".

    How long before this turns up on an attack ad…might even be fun.

    Oh Michael why do you continue to give them ammunition?

    Pink is not your colour though…just a thought.

  12. and this is why we needed Iggy to come back to Canada, is it?

  13. *facepalm*

  14. It appears Michael Ignatieff has a Victoria's Secret agenda.

  15. Can't blame him for seeking out ever new pockets of potential voters…problem is, he forgot that the "Sears catalogue" demographic is too young to vote.


    (stick around for the late show…things get a little blue :)

  16. I dunno…I have an image of Ignatieff and Harper dressed in lingerie and singing "Sweet Transvestite" together.

    Not good…

  17. OK, folks, let's not get our knickers in a knot over Canada Post's lingerie policy. Let's just do the Canadian thing and appoint a royal commission to look into it.

  18. Cue Rick Mercer photoshopped picture, right about now…

  19. They do, in that special metallic paint that gives American airport security screeners something to laugh about.

  20. "There is no greater fan of lingerie than me."

    Um, that's a pretty strong statement to make.

  21. LOL. Next attack ad the Cons will be claiming that Iggy has insufficient postage.

  22. <shudder>

  23. No kidding. Think about the things that some people do with lingerie, and Iggy is a bigger fan than them? lol

  24. thanks a lot – now I have to go practise my martial arts meditative techniques to get that visual out of my brain :)

  25. It could have been worse. He could have said

    there is no bigger fan of lingerie than me

  26. Skip the shot glass
    Fill the tumbler

  27. Can you imagine the possiblility for attack ads during an election hahahah! Bob Rae's backside from jumping off the dock with Rick, then awhile back a quote from Iggy about liking his ' junk ' touched and now this – Iggy in in womens underwear – the possibilities are endless .. poor liberals everywhere …

  28. Might be fun to see who's on their mailing list…mmm, m'be we shouldn't go there!

  29. The National Action Committee on the Status of Women is convening an emergency meeting to approve a draft statement condemning the misogyny and objectification of women condoned by Michael Ignatieff. Executive members are invited to join the teleconference at 1-888-BURNBRA at 7:30PM Eastern time this evening.

  30. How bout Maxine Bernier in a biker's outfit chasing Stock in his wetsuit around the living room of #24 – big daddy Steve has the whip of course…

  31. Well, I'm an absolute fan of lacy lingerie. I want to make that perfectly clear. But I don't think it's appropriate to sell that on Canada Post … to repeat, there is no greater fan of lingerie than me but I just don't think it's appropriate on a Crown corporation website … I'm just a respectful admirer of lingerie. It's a happy feature of birthday presents but I just don't think it's right on Canada Post.

    Well that's the moralists vote in the bag…any chance he was just joking?


    …summer's on it's way back i hear.

  32. hahahahaha – brilliant !!!

  33. I can't belive that it took me a few minutes to get it – man I must be getting old :) = well done

  34. I'm hoping some of our main media cartoonists have their way with this, lol!!!

  35. OTOH, there appear to be a few surpluses over on relevant the Canada Post web page…

  36. Geez Wherry, you partisan hack. Will you ever stop shilling for the Liberals?

    There, somebody had to say it.

  37. “Canada Post has an online store that features Canadian and American retailers selling racy lingerie, erotic products and even a link to the Adult Boutique. Does the Minister realize that children have access to this site and does he really think it is appropriate for Canada Post to be selling sex toys, racy accessories and other erotica?”

    Rob Merrifield, the junior minister in charge of the file, responded, promising to investigate. Later, in a scrum with reporters, he said Canada Post had assured him that the questionable items would be removed from the site.


  38. Emily, do not pretend you did not look up the underwear as soon as you read this article! No one believes that you would not do diligent research….


  40. Oh come on! If you can't see the humor in this…..

  41. Emily, given that no one is likely to buy t-shirts with the Canada Post logo, underwear is a brilliant choice. Even if only Canada Post employees purchase the underwear, it could be a nice little money maker.

  42. …and they always say Canadians are boring…..we have the most exciting post office…at least we did until that stuffy head of the opposition ruined our fun!

  43. You're accusing ME of not seeing the humour in this? Ooh Kaayy…..

  44. Would it be safe to assume that Bonnie is not a fan of lacy lingerie??

    Perhaps for Valentines Day, a fun move would be MP's showering her with samples – unsigned of course.

  45. Well if you read the article you'll know what was really being questioned

    And I don't think MPs sending other MPs lacy lingerie is something we want to encourage.

  46. Definitely the winner.

  47. Thank you, sir. And I appreciate you not calling it a U.S. post :)

  48. Yeah how terribly embarrassing for a politician to lightheartedly admit he likes lingerie. For a second there I thought he was a human being. Terrible, terrible blunder.

  49. You're right. While he's at it, why not express joy at using the sex toys advertised on the site, too?

  50. This man as Prime Minister??

  51. Can we say "latte-lapping", just to improve the already very good alliteration?

  52. "Does the Minister realize that children have access to this site (…)"
    They're really getting on my nerves with that "protect the children" excuse…
    As for the lingerie ads on the Canada Post website, who cares?

  53. Yeah how terribly embarrassing and inappropriate for a supporter to lightheartedly note a slightly ridiculous topic for the future PM to comment on with such a slightly awkward response. For a second there I thought we were human beings and allowed to not be rabid kool-aid drinking sycophants 24/7/365. Terrible, terrible blunder.

  54. What ever happened to good solid Red Tory Stanfields ? Usta be a young Maritimer was
    eligible for a nod of approval from potential in-laws when he was known to be a user of
    Stany long johns and to have a shiny pair of Hartt shoes in the back of the closet.

    Standards have fallen.

  55. Did this revelation change your mind?

  56. Funny I always thought this government was against government competing with free enterprise.

  57. Dennis, always the prude, thinks anything that aids and abetts in the committing of sex should be banned outright.

  58. Get back to your station, betts! Hopefully this momentary lapse will be overlooked by the War Room.

  59. How could anyone be against surpluses?

  60. Why the hell can't they just deliver the damn mail?!?!

  61. It's about free market principals. During his time in England, he learned of Queen Victoria's Secret.

  62. It was bad enough watching Harper singing 'Sweet Caroline'.

  63. I'm hoping some clever Flash animator puts together an animation of Iggy doing a little dance in some Liberal-Red lingerie with Right Said Fred's "I'm too sexy" as the background music.

  64. If we're being serious here…. I agree. They can't even run the damn postal service properly without competing with other private companies, why the hell would they think that online retail sales will be any different?

  65. Just sayin' that I can't imagine very many firm Ignatieff supporters will be driven away by this anecdote, nor will very many Ignatieff haters begin to look at him in a more favourable light.

    And for those who are still trying to decide what to think of Ignatieff, this little snippet has the potential to actually attract some support….once in a while these days the guy actually looks to be settling into the job.

    But I'll add that there are still more faux pas' than home runs.

  66. Stop picking on Ted, Liberal troops! He's earned the right to make lighthearted quips about the Glorious Leader.

    Not only is Ted the most talented and effective advocate for the Liberal cause on these blogs (excluding our host), he also made a generous contribution to Ignatieff's leadership campaign.

  67. Touching my stuff, lacey panties, I don’t want to stereotype but I’m begining to wonder, is Iggy a pervert?

  68. Jan, that you have to resort to this kind of garbage says so much more about you and your agenda than it does anything else. Keep it up.

  69. I agree with you that his remark would change few minds one way or the other, but it is inappropriate especially when we've just been through the horrors of the Russell trial. I noticed any journalist that commented on it became all giggly. As a potential PM, it was, as you say, another faux pas. Also, he wasn't exactly sticking up for his MP, Bonnie Crombie, who seemed in high dungeon over the issue.

  70. 1) What a despicable stretch.
    2) it's "high dudgeon"
    3) Seriously, you went to Russell Williams? What's wrong with you??

  71. More evidence that Iggy isn't a true Canadian.

    REAL Canadians get turned on by a glimpse of long flannel underwear, wool socks, and snowshoes!!!


  72. …" to repeat"….
    so Iffy's answer was rehearsed.

    Oh I get it,
    Donolo wants the CPC to do a 'Paul Martin supports porn' thingy.
    CPC won't bite.
    If Iffy wants to talk about his junk and women's undies,
    knock yourself out buddy, there's gotta be some votes in it for yah.

  73. Perhaps we should put this to the voters: The Fuzzy Blue Sweater expressing appreciation for full-body flannel nightgowns, vs the Dilettante and his appreciation for skimpy lingerie.

    It would make the campaign ads more interesting, at least.

  74. Nurse bettie, I think I'm running a fever. Would you mind taking my temperature and picking up the book I dropped on the floor?

  75. Quoi?

  76. 1) Not really
    2) Sorry for the spelling mistake
    3) No, I didn't… but no one could miss all the coverage it was given.

  77. Sorry, just having a little lingerie fantasy.

  78. Shall we go to the tapes?

    "but it is inappropriate especially when we've just been through the horrors of the Russell [sic] trial."

  79. Someone teach this man how to say "No comment" or "I don't care" or "I have no opinion!" or "Ask me a serious question"!!!!

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  81. Actually I'm calling Ignatieff's lingerie remarks an impressive stand-up triple, not a faux pas at all. I was more thinking of his criticisms of the government's handling of the turmoil in Egypt when I mentioned faux pases.

    In comparison, Harper's handling of a dominatrix softball that was lobbed his way several weeks ago was barely a single, to continue the baseball analogy a little further.

  82. Well, you know, lingerie….Ignatieff's response….Harper's response to a similarish question…..dominatrix……dungeon…..it all kind of fits together. ;-)

  83. Whoever green-lighted this as a topic worthy of a QP slot, is really dumb.

  84. I would argue that his handlers have been the problem. His unique humour and policies have been muzzled for too long.

    His attempts at scrum humour place him in good company with the likes of Pat Martin.

    Separatist leader Gilles Duceppe is polling higher than current leader on truthfulness, sincerity, competence, honesty and charisma. – Post media Poll link below

    Iggy needs to go off script and mix it up. The latest role playing character of being Jack Layton II is not credible.

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