I know that he spent most of his life abroad and doesn't understand Canada, but surely somebody on his team has told the Liberal leader that the final urban strongholds of Liberal support are in Toronto and Montreal. Today Iggy was on TV slamming Toronto as host of the G20 summit coming this summer, these comments coming less than a week after he cursed the Montreal Canadiens magical playoff run by exploiting them to score cheap PR points. At this point he is risking the complete destruction of the Liberal Party of Canada by playing with fire where the majority of his caucus was elected from. Do the people of Etobicoke Lakeshore also think Toronto is a terrible choice to host an international conference?
I'm sure if we were able to do both summits in Huntsville it would have cost less, and I'd say a billion dollars for security is quite excessive. I know that there were enough security concerns at the Toronto venue that they cancelled the Blue Jays series with Philadelphia that was scheduled at the same time. Did the Feds have to pay for all those ticket refunds? I'm sure if specific security threats were received or a plot being monitored, that information would not be made public. Maybe we should have the G8 in Huntsville, and the G20 at Meech Lake?
We know Iggy thinks Toronto was a bad choice to host international dignitaries, and I might even agree with him. I just wonder about the wisdom of slamming the city that sent him to Ottawa. If they can't host a 3 day Summit, how do they expect to host a Summer Olympics? Iggy may cost Toronto their next Olympic bid. Best to vote him back to Boston next time through.