"An Ignatieff official said his boss was simply addressing an issue of public policy.You guys sure have your fingers on the pulse of a nation. You accuse the PM of playing games while yourselves playing the most dangerous kind of political game. What's worse is that you carved out your territory on the issue of subsidizing foreign abortions, which has little support on either side of the debate! This isn't even opportunistic, it is just shameless. This may be your "beer and popcorn" moment. At this point it is very clear that the point of the exercise was to goad a specific group of people into making outlandish statement. Where you guys got caught was that your initial statement was itself outlandish, that we should be subsidizing foreign abortions.
However, if this reignites the abortion debate, provoking social Conservatives in Stephen Harper’s caucus to react, so be it, the official said.
As crass as it sounds, there is a potential side benefit for the Liberals in stirring this up.
Harper Conservatives know this. The question this time is: Will they take the bait?"
Clearly you are not listening, and you are out of touch Mike! Granted with your 30 years abroad, you missed out on the debate. Don't make the rest of us suffer through it because you weren't here to encourage subsidized foreign abortions 20 years ago.