Came across this interesting article reference in the above tweet. It includes:
Layton called this idea an “anti-democratic approach” the he didn’t think was right or would be accepted by Canadians. He noted it “prejudges the position of Canadians” and compared it to American-style politics. So Layton, clearly, would have a problem with what the NDP is proposing in Toronto-Centre.
One has to wonder if McQuaig ran this by new NDP leader Tom Mulcair. And one also has to wonder what McQuaig and Freeland would debate, as most of McQuaig’s ideas on the topic have been soundly and publicly disavowed by Mulcair as unrepresentative of the party’s position.
In his own words:
- Father Rayond J. DeSouza – Time for ecomics debate in #TorCen election (torontocentredebates.wordpress.com)
- Candidates debates: The right to participate and the obligation to participate (torontocentredebates.wordpress.com)
- @LindaMcQuaig plays “just visiting card” against @CAFreeland in #TorCen (torontocentredebates.wordpress.com)
- Linda McQuaig challenges Chrystia Freeland to debate income inequality (o.canada.com)