Saturday, September 09, 2006

Iggy vs. Rae on the Constitution

Iggy and Bob Rae both spoke at the University of Montreal yesterday, and both addressed changing the Constitution. Iggy claims he would open that can of worms again, to see how much damage he could do:

Ignatieff would like to see the Constitution updated at some point to accommodate Quebec and the "other" division in Canada, the urban-rural divide.

As an aside, I have no idea how the "urban-rural" divide, whatever that is supposed to be, would get fixed via Constitutional fiddling.

Rae, on the other hand, takes a more mainstream view:

[he told] a student questioner it's close to impossible, practically speaking, to leap through all the legal and political hurdles a constitutional overhaul would require.

Another gaffe on Iggy's part? Or just pandering to a Quebec audience?

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