Getting to know Ignatieff
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff paid a call on the Star yesterday, spending an hour with us in wide-ranging conversation. It was the first editorial-board session he's done since becoming Liberal leader -- a chance for the folks at 1 Yonge to get to know him a bit better. I think this is always an excellent strategy for politicians. It remains an enduring mystery to me, for instance, why Stephen Harper, who's very good on his feet, is so fond of scripted performances.
Ignatieff was generally deemed to have done well at the board -- see the last paragraph in this editorial -- and I'll be posting more from the session on this blog later today. Meanwhile, coincidentally, the Liberals released this video yesterday, precisely while we were sitting down with Ignatieff, to help more widely acquaint Canadians with this politician. Here's the video: