He's Trudeau, he's you, he's a Canuck
Michael Ignatieff told young Liberals this morning that he's partying like it's 1968 at this convention.
"You have to indulge an old guy like me, but this is the feeling that I felt in 1968 at the great convention that chose Pierre Elliott Trudeau as our prime minister," he said, to a crowd largely made up of youth who were not even born while PET was in power. Ignatieff said he was 21 at that 1968 gathering.
"I had a feeling for the first time in my life that I wasn't a spectator; that I wasn't a bystander, that I was there, in my tiny way, making the history of my country. And this is what the Liberal Party offers you; that sense, that belief, that faith, that together, we make the history of this great country."
Ignatieff went on to say that this convention isn't all about him, with a slightly less than poetic jumble of pronouns and exhortations. "It's not me who makes you possible, it's you who makes you possible."
Update: Why the Number 23? It took some of us a while to figure it out, but ....
Stephen Harper is Canada's 22nd prime minister.