Yet another one of Ignatieff’s “re-interpretations” it seems; this time on the exportation of asbestos to third-world countries:
As reported in the Gazette recently:
At a Victoria town-hall meeting on March 28, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff acknowledged the double standard whereby the Canadian government is spending millions of dollars to remove asbestos from the Parliament Buildings, while at the same time promoting the export of asbestos to the developing world. “If asbestos is bad for parliamentarians in the Parliament of Canada, it just has to be bad for everybody else,” said Ignatieff. “Our export of this dangerous product overseas has got to stop.”
By April 1, after strong pressure from the asbestos lobby, Mr. Ignatieff did an about face, saying, “We have an obligation to international agreements to the countries that we export to, to make them aware of the risks. That is all I said.” Many of the 300 people in the audience may disagree with that re-interpretation.
How can anyone believe what Ignatieff says if he’s simply going to cave under pressure and sell-out to corporate lobbyists?