Michael Ignatieff explains the principle at play.
“This is not how Stephen Harper does politics. Stephen Harper would have you about 25 feet back, he’d have you behind a rope line,” Ignatieff told about 50 supporters in Hawkesbury, Ont.. Ignatieff wore a plaid shirt and blue jeans. “He wouldn’t take an unscripted question, he wouldn’t wade into the crowd. There’s a kind of suspicion of Canadians, and a suspicion, that God help us, something might get out of control.”