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“I think once you drop it down you are getting into a territory where everybody is on an equal, level playing field."
In their own words.
"Any ... pollsters here tonight? " Go f*ck yourselves."
New Democrats are still wondering what exactly happened.
Let's imagine the prime minister went for it. Let's imagine he called Trump a fascist and urged U.S. Republicans to disown him, to shut down the circus. The story would make a much bigger splash than that photo of Trudeau striking a yoga pose on a desk shot in 2011 and inexplicably inescapable this week.
Enshrining an "equity mandate" would build on the tremendous work we have already done and make the NDP the most progressive party in the world when it comes to this issue. Trudeau certainly enjoys talking the equity talk, but by passing this motion the NDP will move miles ahead in walking the equity walk.
"Apparently, the government has no problem signing an agreement that was negotiated in secret."
“I shared the sadness and the disappointment of many people. But now, I’m encouraged by what I see across the country.”
How many times did we hear the media complain that the Conservatives used talk points all the time, often reading them from prepared scripts? We are now starting to see the Liberals doing the same thing. When asked about the need to get our downward spiraling economy moving, Trudeau's stock answer was, "We are going to do this right. We are going to do this responsibly." The only thing lacking was a piece of paper while he read the answer. For the party that promised to do things differently, it is much of the same. We haven't seen anything concrete to address the sinking dollar or get the economy moving.
“It is clear there are major differences between our respective parties,” said the NDP leader.