I missed this when it came out 10 days ago, but the good Senator takes a couple of hearty whacks at "parachute candidate" Kellie Leitch:
When the matter of how hotly contested this race is, between Sick Kids surgeon Kellie Leitch, and former Collingwood mayor Chris Carrier, Duffy dances around the subject for a bit.
However, he acknowledges, the issue of local politicians -- and letters of endorsement -- are not playing well. "People are quite appalled because the area is getting a bad rap," he said.
The line-up of current municipal politicians who have publicly backed other candidates -- mostly Leitch -- is "shortsighted.
"In politics, there is a hierarchical arrangement of municipal, provincial and federal government... and it would not be a wise person who takes sides in this thing."
Duffy notes the reason the campaign has reached the fervour it has is the "Toronto approach.
"You've got the people who got the money and think they've got the expertise... and my fear is the people will not be well-served.
"This (being a public servant) is a tough job, and if you're not in it for the right reasons, then you could end up in a situation where other things take importance," he said. "You have to respect the sensibilities and sensitivities of this region."
So there you have it. Kellie Leitch: too Torontonian for Simcoe-Grey