Inside a cramped classroom where he was formally introduced as the Conservatives' candidate in an upcoming byelection, Duguay's target was Liberal Leader Stephane Dion and what he might have known about the federal sponsorship scandal.
"I'm telling you, if you read his CV, the man has been in cabinet since 1995, and if this university professor, descendant of a famous university professor, didn't know anything about the sponsorship scandal, I suggest you ask him whether he knew anything or not," Duguay said Wednesday.
"I find it rather appalling that the leader of this (Liberal) party, who seeks to obtain some sense of credibility, hasn't even deemed it necessary to excuse his party for the wrongdoings that have happened in Quebec," said Cannon, who introduced Duguay.
Dion and the sponsorship scandal, sounds like a real electoral juggernaut. Someone should tell Mr. Duguay (he was great with the Red Wings), that old faithful has dried up:
In Quebec, where Mr. Harper's government would likely have to gain seats to win a majority government, the change has been doubly dramatic. The scandal that roiled the province in 2005 is cited by only 2 per cent as most important, and environmental concerns are at their highest, chosen as the most important issue by 29 per cent.
If Mr. Duguay can tap into that 2%, it could act as springboard for his longshot campaign. Actually, I find it hilarious that this is how the new candidate chooses to introduce himself. Where are the ideas, is Duguay a mirror of the idea challenged PMO? Apparently, the Tories have nothing to offer the voters in the riding, besides old, tired talking points that have lost their relevance. How inspiring.