Whatever criticism anyone might have had of Stephane (Green Shifter) Dion... no one ever accused him of being insincere...
-- MONTREAL -- There have been 94 sitting days in the House of Commons so far this year. Over that time Michael Ignatieff has raised the issue of the environment in question period only twice.*
Spaced almost six months apart, each occasion coincided with a bilateral meeting between the Prime Minister and President Barack Obama.
On the basis of the tenor of Ignatieff's questions, they were designed to put him in the frame of that day's top political story rather than to elicit a substantial response from the government.
Until earlier this week when the Liberal leader decreed that the environment would be at the heart of his election platform, he had all but ignored the issue in Parliament.