Minister John Baird was just on Mike Duffy Live and he reminded viewers that it was none other than Bob Rae, then an NDP MP, who brought down the 1979 minority government of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Joe Clark. And, why did Rae do that? Apparently because he objected to the John Crosby’s budget regarding a proposed 18 cent gasoline tax.
Yes, you’ve got that right. In 1979, it was Bob Rae who made the motion to bring down that short-lived goverment. And, let’s not let him forget that. The title even comes with an explanation point, which denotes the "breaking news" revelation.
We will never forget Bob, you're busted. What a revelation, entirely relevant to any discussion now. John Baird is so desperate, he is forced to reference something that happened 3 decades ago, nevermind the standard 13 years. I'm sure Baird remembers the time well, after all he was 9, maybe even 10. Yes, 1979, seems like just yesterday: