Originally Posted by ArchiCAD
So when talking about floor crossers Emerson is smart becasue he managed a company, but Belinda Stronach is an idiot because she managed a company...
Can someone translate this for me.
Umm, look at what they have done with their lives.
Emerson - PhD in Economics, ex-President and Chief Executive Officer of the Western and Pacific Bank of Canada, ex-Deputy Minister of Finance (BC), ex-Deputy Minister to the Premier (BC), ex-President of the British Columbia Trade Development Corporation, ex-President and ex-CEO of Vancouver International Airport Authority, ex-Pres and CEO of Canfor (one of Canada's larget forest companies).
Belinda - daughter of the founder of Magna founder Frank Stronach, dropped out of York U business after 2 years. Ex-member of the board of directors of Magna, ex VP of Magna, ex-Pres of Mgna, ex-board chair of Magna subsiduaries Decoma, Tesma and Intier. While she is fluent in German and helped found the Conservatives, I think comparing her business creditionals and that of Emerson is a bit of stretch (to say the least).
Anway, Emerson appears to have no plans to run again, so what does he care? As I said above, there is enough info out there that indicates that this man wanted to resolve the SWL dispute, regardless of whatever party he would have to be in. While an opportunist, at least that can be respected.
As for Khan, don't know him from boo, and while he will likey lose as a Con next election, the truth is that Dion looks like the fool. Again, no one in Canada even knew about this before Dion made it an issue. Regardles of whether there should be partisan or bi-partisan activities in Parliament, Dion comes across looking like an argogant, self-serving leader.
And finally, LM, I am neither a Con or a Lib (reread my post and my signature) but as an unbiased bystander IMHO Dion and the Libs look bad on Khan, and Emerson looks no worse than Belinda or Brisson.
PS, ArchiCAD, though I have never Emerson, I have met Belinda and even had a brief "chat" with her for about 30 seconds. Thought she was an idiot then - still do.