Yet another Liberal leadership candidate, Stéphane Dion, was actually called by Harper's office Tuesday night to sound him out on the proposal. He is also happy, saying it reflects the compromise he'd floated privately with his opponents. "I have no problem with this," said Dion, also a former political scientist and intergovernmental affairs minister who had been viewed as the most staunch opponent of recognizing Quebec as a nation.
Dion got a call from a Harper adviser, seeking his advice as a constitutional expert and as a Liberal contender. Dion told the Star last night that "within Canada" was close enough to his proposal to recognize Quebec's nation status as a "sociological," not legal fact. "It's no big deal," he said.
Despite the plea of Warren Kinsella that Dion oppose this motion in the house, it appears that he took the opportunity to play constitutional consultant.
He told Don Newman he will support the Conservative Government motion.
To bad Warren. No one is listening to you anymore. Except Robert McClelland. And that's the definition of 'irony'.
Liberal Leadership Race