The Final Days: Brantford

(From now through the end of the campaign next week, I’ll be with the Liberal tour. Regular reports should appear here irregularly.)

Quick trip to a machine shop. Short speech before a half dozen cameras—and a row of workers almost uniformly outfitted in t-shirts, blue pants, boots and poker faces—then a scrum. For the record, half a dozen questions passed before anyone broached the subject of last night’s unpleasantness.

Mr. Dion repeated much of what he’d said earlier in a morning interview with the CBC. “This,” he said at one point, “has nothing to do with my understanding of Canadians’ problems.”

Next, Burlington. Then, Brampton. The latter stop said to coincide quite coincidentally with Jean Chretien’s Friday night plans.

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