Stephan, the Tory ads were not the only reason you and iffy lost. You were both terrible leaders. Your command of English was poor. Your policies and iffy's made little sense. The people of Canada are still tired of grit arrogance and corruption. keep thinking it was Tory truth das
Grits must'protect' next leader: Dion
By RONALD ZAJAC, QMI AGENCY
Posted 9 hours ago
BROCKVILLE, Ont. -- The federal Liberals need to do a better job of defining their next leader rather than letting the Conservatives do it for them, former Grit leader Stéphane Dion believes.
In an interview Sunday at the start of his two-day stay in Brockville, Dion said both he and his successor, Michael Ignatieff, suffered because the Liberals did not prepare for an immediate onslaught of Tory attack ads.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives, said Dion, "imported" the American idea of the "permanent campaign" and seized on the pre-election period to define newly minted Liberal leaders before the Grits introduced them properly.
"We have been introduced to Canadians by the Conservative attack ads and we did not anticipate how damaging it would be for us," said Dion, who suffered a crushing defeat to Harper in the 2008 election.
Dion said he lost that election because he could not rise above those Tory attack ads and properly explain his "Green Shift" platform.