Ignatieff’s Candidate Crisis is a Question of Leadership

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff was a bit squeamish at the Comber Agricultural Fair on Sunday, avoiding a question about a recently resigned Liberal candidate, who is currently facing criminal charges. Steve Pickard, the disgraced Liberal nominee is the latest in a string of candidates who have said some controversial comments. Earlier this month a candidate for the Liberal party in Calgary said that the police are racist in some of their professional practices.

 How many candidates have to step out of line or be hauled in front of a police lineup before this becomes  an issue. If a leader cannot control his own candidates,  how can they be trusted to steer their ship of government. Surrounding yourself with quality people is the first and fore-most important act of any political leader. Until Ignatieff can display the ability to exterminate all the cockroaches from his party. How can Canadians trust Ignatieff with the important challenges and choices that you have to make in government.

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