Having listened to this week's At Issue panel on the CBC, all I have to say is wow. To listen to these "experts" discuss the current state of Canadian politics, one gets the impression that Canada's democracy is collapsing all around us. Chantal Hebert was glowing about Ignatieff crying wolf over these "government secrecy and abuse" matters, claiming that he is finally "connecting with voters". Right, just because Iggy is "connecting" with Chantal, he must be connecting with the rest of the country. By the way, haven't recent opinion polls showed the opposite to be true? Iggy's support is declining while Chantal thinks he's "connecting". Sounds like wishful thinking.
Peter Mansbridge even got annoyed with Andrew Coyne who mentioned the Liberals poor polling numbers. Though you can't say that Coyne was defending the government, because his rants were just as gloomy as the rest of the panel. Remind me again why I still download that podcast? I've stopped watching CBC Newsworld in favour of CTV, but I'll stop watching both when Sun TV News finally launches.