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From the Inkless emailbox: Stéphane Dion sets a tone:

Harper must explain why he will break his promise – Dion

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion will meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper tomorrow to hear first-hand why the Conservative leader is prepared to break his word to Canadians, forcing an early election in violation of his promise to respect fixed election dates.

“I will ask Stephen Harper face to face to explain why he is in such a rush to violate the spirit of his own legislation. I will ask him to explain why he wants to break his word, yet again,” said Mr. Dion.

Mr. Dion agreed to meet the Prime Minister to get answers now so he can address his caucus later in the week in Winnipeg to explain why Mr. Harper is rushing to put his Conservative government out of its own misery.

“The Prime Minister wants to see if we have common ground. He has no vision to address the climate change crisis, has no plan to re-invigorate the Canadian economy, which is teetering on the brink of a recession, and his only new policy this summer has been his cuts to Canada’s vital cultural communities,” said Mr. Dion.

“The Prime Minister should be spending less time trying to dream up contrived reasons for forcing an election, and more time addressing the serious issues facing our country, not the least of which is an ongoing food safety crisis.”