Ignatieff warns U.S. of 'Buy American' backlash
Bradley Bouzane, Canwest News Service
What a misleading headline! I thought Iggy was in the US talking to his buddies, turns out he was here in Canada and I doubt very much that anyone in the Obama crowd was listening to Iggy tough talking.
Ignatieff, speaking at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference in Whistler, B.C., said the new legal restriction on U.S. anti-recession spending -- which dictates that none of the stimulus cash can be spent outside the United States -- threatens to undermine the Canada-U.S. trading relationship in both directions.
"We need to remind the Americans that we've got a multibillion-dollar municipal and provincial procurement market in this country," Ignatieff told the municipal delegates. "Americans have unfettered access to it right now, but if they shut down their markets, there will be consequences."
There will be consequences? Like what Iggy? Are you going to post another picture of yourself with Obama in Times Square, but this time you will be shaking your fist at him? That should do it, not.
Of course you then have to read the comments. Some people suffer so badly from HDS (Harper Derangement Syndrome) that they live in an alternate universe:
Bill W, Sunday, Jun 7, 2009
It's a sad day when the Leader of the Opposition is the one defending Canada when our Prime Minister is vacationing in Bermuda.
This guy doesn't even realize that PM Harper was in France this weekend right along with Obama, for the D-Day ceremonies. (Or he was being sarcastic and did too good a job!) I bet PM Harper actually talked to Obama about the protectionist issue. The media won't mention that. Funny, the Liberal MSM must be torn, they desperately want to cover everything Obama does, but they hate having to include PM Harper in their coverage. With Bush they gleefully covered every handshake and pat on the back that they could, all the while telling us how close Bush and "Steve" were, and now they try to hide any contact between Obama and Harper.
The power of blogs is that we can continue posting during the weekends, newspapers rely on media services to cover the news instead. CTV, for example, closes down it's comments on the weekends, leaving us bloggers to take up the slack.
Iggy, tough guy or bully? Too bad the Liberal MSM doesn't ask Iggy why he agreed with invading Iraq, thought torture was okay and runs back to his Harvard elites whenever he needs a shoulder to cry on.