Federal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is kicking of his national tour on the economy Thursday with a town hall style meeting in Halifax.
The 200 free tickets for event, which will be held at Neptune Theatre, have all been snapped up and there is a wait list. King Hants MP Scott Brison, the party’s finance critic, is billed as special guest.
Mr. Ignatieff will hold another town hall meeting on Friday afternoon at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
My source in Halifax tells me there were several non-life threatening injuries, as the mob converged at the ticket office. The RCMP confirm two canisters of tear gas were used to disperse the lingering crowd. Constable Mitchell McDougall said "those who were able to get tickets were quickly extracted from the deteriorating scene and given police escort". McDougall also cautioned ticket holders to lock their doors and keep a watchful eye until the Thursday event. It's a sick world folks.