Mr. John Bryden (Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Aldershot, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,
Canadians are tired of political party leaders who want to download
government, who urge slashing taxes to benefit the rich, who are prepared to
jeopardize our health by privatizing public services, who think backbench
politicians are better at home in their riding schmoozing for votes than
debating how to make the best laws possible.
Canadians are not fooled by political party leaders who think governing is a
series of personal photo ops, publicity stunts, private press conferences
and attack ads. I have proof, unassailable proof. On September 8, in a
provincial byelection in my riding, the Liberal candidate swung 20,000 votes
away from the Ontario Tories in a landslide rejection of the policies of
Premier Mike Harris.
Where walks Mike Harris stalks the leader of the Canadian Alliance. It may
take some time -