As Canadians, we all desire that every single senior be lifted out of poverty, just as we wish mothers to be free...everywhere...even in M'banqui. Of course, as leader of the official opposition, Jack Layton can't do diddley about either of these problems. But suggesting concrete action on a manageable issue was never the point. What was the point? Ms. O'Malley had it pegged correctly:
But not for very long. As soon as the wheels of parliament start turning, as soon as legislation begins to pass, the limits of NDP influence will become swiftly apparent. Presumably, Mr. Layton will have a speech for that occasion as well.