Thursday, 14 October 2010

And now for something completely different from my usual postings

After Canada's embarrassment in full view of the whole world a few days ago, it's time for progressive Canadians to wake up and shout ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! It's time for intelligent Canadians to get together and make a decision to rid the country of the neo-conservative politics of division and return our country to its democratic roots.

Canada needs a leader who knows and understands and cares about the whole world, someone who respects diverse opinions and can empathize with other human beings. In other words, we need someone who is a fully rounded, intelligent human being with an enquiring mind open to all and a vision for Canada and its place in the world!.

Since first being elected to Parliament in 2006 as the MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore in Ontario, Michael Ignatieff has travelled to every corner of the country, listening and talking to Canadians about their hopes and dreams.

Before entering politics in 2005, he served as Director of the Carr Centre for Human Rights at Harvard University and taught at leading universities around the globe. He has been a proud contributor to international public policy for nearly four decades, as an author, broadcaster, and advisor.

Michael Ignatieff’s commitment to Liberal values has defined him throughout his career, from his undergraduate years at the University of Toronto to his graduate work at Oxford and Harvard to his first teaching job at the University of British Columbia and the long career that followed. Michael has been a leading advocate for human rights, democracy, and international law, and has been recognized around the world for his leadership and scholarship.

He’s contributed to the World Economic Forum and served on international commissions that have contemplated the future of NATO, humanitarian law, citizenship and minority rights.

Michael is married to Zsuzsanna Zsohar and has two children, Theo and Sophie.

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