On this day 2,054 years ago Julius Caesar was slain by his old friend Brutus; who once before had challenged Caesar for power but was defeated and later welcomed into his council. Today, Mr. Ignatieff abandons the sitting legislature to embark on what can only be described as a Hypocrisy Tour. Will Bob Rae be making the trip with him, or will he get to sit in the big chair in his absence? Just as a soothsayer told Caesar before the incident, "beware the ides of March" (advice that was not heeded), Mike sure picked an auspicious historical day to ditch work.
Why is this so hypocritical? One of the reasons the Conservatives gave for proroguing Parliament was for MPs to consult their constituents for thoughts and feedback. The Liberals cried foul, saying that it was necessary for them to be working in the legislature. After just two short weeks back to work, Iggy is ditching work to go on the road and collect feedback from constituents! It is a classic example of do as I say, not as I do. While Mike is blinded by Canada at 150, I’d like to take a moment to remind him about Brutus at 2054.
"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it."
Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100BC – 15 March 44 BC)