A mere 12 days since it was reported that Liberal leadership opponent Joe Volpe was taking $5,400 political donations from children, Liberal leadership hopeful Michael Ignatieff goes public with his principled stand.
Top Liberal leadership candidate Michael Ignatieff accused Joe Volpe on Friday of damaging the party’s reputation by defending campaign contributions from the children of corporate executive donors.
However, he stopped just short of saying the Toronto MP should bow out of the race.
. . . “I think any candidate for the leadership of this party has to safeguard not only his or her reputation but the reputation of the party,” Ignatieff said in a telephone interview from Winnipeg.
“And there is no way to avoid the fact that Mr. Volpe’s campaign difficulties have caused reputational damage to a party that I’m sure he loves as much as I do. Mr. Volpe must draw his own conclusions.”
We haven't seen decision taking at these lightning-like speeds since the Government of Prime Minister Paul Martin.