Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ignatieff Surrounding Himself With Chretien Staffers

Word on the street is that Iggy has hired yet another Chretien staffer to work in his office. At a time when there is a groundswell of growing opposition to "politics as usual", the Liberals are doing a retro replay. The benefits are clear, as Chretien's people would have unique experience on marketing campaigns in the province of Quebec. If Iggy is concerned about his ability to attract voters in Quebec, he will need people with experience in the provincial advertising business. Patrick Parisot served as a communications adviser to Chretien until being shipped off to be ambassador to Chile in 2001, right around the time that the Auditor General began to investigate the Sponsorship Program. Parisot will now serve as Ignatieff's "principal secretary".


  1. Aren't Chretien's 'people' Rae's 'people?

  2. Is he surrounding himself or are they surrounding him?

  3. Why not appoint Benoit Corbeil, the former Quebec Liberal Party director? After all he has to do so many hours of community service to serve his sentence for his part in the corruption of the sponsorship scandal.

  4. Or bring Cote back into the fold,
    all he did was confess to handing out envelopes stuffed with cash, to 12 Liberal candidates.
    Dion wanted him back, Jennings wanted Cote back too!

  5. Who were the 12, we never did find out.
    The coalition is going after the govt for what they spent on advertizing. The difference is, this time the money was spent on advertizing, and jobs were created designing signs, building and erecting said signs. Didn't go in brown envelopes to mps.