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  •  I disagree. Chretien will be remembered more (3+ / 0-)
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    for keeping Canada out of Iraq than the AdScam. We like him.

    That's just my opinion and also friends and members of my family whom I have persuaded.

    This above all: to thine own self be true...-WS

    by Agathena on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 01:32:42 AM PDT

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    •  He'll also, rightly or wrongly (4+ / 0-)
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      be known as the Prime Minister who slayed the deficit...at least for a short while.

      Damn you Paul Martin, you couldn't have survived without him could you?

      Rolling over and surrendering doesn't make Democrats moderate, it makes them unprincipled. Fight for Democrats who fight back.

      by BC Progressive on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 02:26:33 AM PDT

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      •  I like Chretien as a character (1+ / 0-)
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        But he has a lot of baggage - from slashing health care transfers to the provinces to not scrapping the GST etc. So, no, I don't think his presence helps Ignatieff or the party in the broader picture, especially out west.

        The proof is the proof is the proof!

        "I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats." - Eckhart Tolle

        by catnip on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 07:29:04 AM PDT

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