In December 2005, environmental groups awarded the Liberal government with the “Fossil of the Day” award at the Montreal conference that was being chaired by Stephane Dion (ECO, December 2, 2005, and ECO, December 3, 2005)
The Liberal government that Dion was a part of received 89 Fossil of the Day awards from 1999-2005, second only to the U.S. and a head of Saudi Arabia. (http://www.fossil-of-the-day.org)
The Conservatives detail the Liberal record, using the fossil statistics (their link doesn't work, but let's take their word on it). What I find amazing, that this response welcomes the easy retort, and that is pointing to the Conservatives unprecedented haul of fossil awards. The Liberals received 89 in six years? Well, the Conservatives received 25 awards in just 12 days. Beat that Liberals! The Liberals were second, only to the United States? Well, the Conservatives had no peer in Bali, securing the most first's, and even with the Americans overall. Take that Dion! You're no John Baird my friend.
If you have the most abysmal record on a particular measure, the last thing you do is draw attention to it, in trying to discredit your opposition. You mention other things, the usual Baird spin, try to make your point. You don't highlight your weakness, and invite the unfavorable comparison. The Liberals were bad, but somehow we are even worse, is hardly a persuasive argument. Good one brainiacs, clearly a keeper for an election campaign.