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The Conservative party sent out a letter to supporters last night heralding its new campaign against Michael Ignatieff. The letter was signed by Doug Finley, the party’s national campaign director, and it begins as follows.

Did you know that Michael Ignatieff spent over 30 years away from Canada – more than half his life? Did you know that while away he went so far as to call Britain and then America his country?

There are two additional references to Mr. Ignatieff’s time spent overseas.

Fun facts about Mr. Finley: He was born in England, raised in Scotland, first entered politics as a Scottish Nationalist and appears to have come to Canada at the age of 22. He is reported to prefer Celtic and Manchester United.

Update. Clarification here.