This man is not Michael Ignatieff


 

Meet Gordon Smith, director at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies. He’s a former deputy minister of foreign affairs and represented this country at meetings of the G8 and G7.

And judging from this interview, he’s the fellow who Stephen Harper was going after when Stephen Harper thought he was going after Michael Ignatieff.

Mr. Smith defends his Canadianness to both CP and the Globe.


 

This man is not Michael Ignatieff

  1. Well – you are quoting from CTV Aaron – and if Harper can't trust what he gets from CTV (and parrot it correctly) – who can he trust?

  2. The fact that Dr. Smith's patriotism was impugned simply because of his expressed opinions is another shameful aspect to this episode.

    I'm not sure why the ad hominem has become such a fixture in Canadian public discourse but it has to stop if we want to continue the tradition of resolving our differences peacefully.

  3. The fact that Dr. Smith's patriotism was impugned simply because of his expressed opinions is another shameful aspect of this episode.

    I'm not sure why the ad hominem has become such a fixture in Canadian public discourse but it has to stop if we want to continue the tradition of resolving our differences peacefully.

  4. The fact that Dr. Smith's patriotism was impugned simply because of his expressed opinions is another shameful aspect of this episode.

    I'm not sure why the ad hominem has become such a fixture in Canadian public discourse but it must stop if we want to continue resolving our differences through debate rather than other means.

  5. The fact that Dr. Smith's patriotism was impugned simply because of his expressed opinions is another shameful aspect of this episode.

    I'm not sure why the ad hominem has become such a fixture in Canadian public discourse but it must stop if we want to continue resolving our differences peacefully.

  6. The fact that Dr. Smith's patriotism was impugned simply because of his expressed opinions is another shameful aspect of this episode.

    I'm not sure why the ad hominem has become such a fixture in Canadian public discourse but it must stop if we want to maintain a society that resolves differences through discussion.

  7. Excellant reporting, man. You do all that yourself?

    • You don't think Aaron would give you credit if he had read your piece at 12:27 pm today that says almost the exact same thing as his piece, BCL? ;)

  8. Congratulations, BCL! Two media coups in the same week.

    • Yes, well done, BCL!