“The nature of Canada will be decided tomorrow,” said Andy Scott, the retiring Liberal incumbent, introducing his would-be successor, who in turn introduced Stephane Dion.
Mr. Dion arrived in grey suit and striped shirt, no tie, waving that floppy, full-arm wave of his. What followed, in a slightly modified stump speech and a scrum afterwards, essentially came down to this: “If we pull our votes together, we will win this election.”
Also, some math, which Mr. Dion has been repeating for days.
1. Al Gore-Ralph Nader=George W. Bush
2. Elizabeth May=Ralph Nader
3. Stephen Harper=George W. Bush
4. Jack Layton=Stephen Harper
Therefore, if you want a Liberal government, vote for Al Gore. Or something.
Now, breakfast. Next, Quebec.