Liberal leader Stephane Dion says the next election will be an ideological battle pitting the "narrow, selfish Conservative idea of Canada" against the Liberals' "vision of a richer, greener, fairer Canada."
Translation: Dion and the Liberals are going to run on a platform of higher taxes, more regulations and bigger, costlier government.
Sounds like a winning strategy --- if this was 1975.
Oh and in order to make Canada "fairer", Dion recently unveiled a Liberal plan to cut overall poverty rates by 30 per cent and the child-poverty rate by 50 per cent within five years of the Liberals winning the next election.
Wow, that's impressive! Who knew poverty could be slashed just by passing legislation?!
It makes you wonder why previous Liberal prime ministers Paul Martin, Jean Chretien , Pierre Trudeau never passed laws to end poverty?
Maybe they were too narrow and selfish.