Angelo Persichilli hits another one out of the ball park.
The opposition — in this case the Liberals — has no interest in abandoning petty politics based on innuendo and character assassination. That means it’s up to the government — in this case the Conservatives — to move beyond the poisoned environment that has characterized Canadian politics for the past 10 years.
A senior party strategist noted that the Liberal advance team, seeking to highlight the government's alleged tardiness in spending stimulus money, had used the wrong field for an Ignatieff photo op last week, and that the park wasn't scheduled for construction until next year anyway. "In our rush to dump Stephane Dion, we have given ourselves John Turner," he sighed. Don Martin September 28, 2009
Angelo Persichilli is the political editor of Corriere Canadese.
Angelo Persichilli, an award-winning political journalist, writes each Sunday for the Toronto Star. Persichilli is the political editor of Corriere Canadese, the Italian daily newspaper headquartered in Toronto.
He has been a political columnist for the Toronto Sun and The Hill Times.
Previously, he was vice president, corporate development and news programming and public affairs, at CFMT (now Omni). In this capacity, he oversaw the production of Channel 47's daily news telecasts in Chinese, Italian and Portuguese.
Persichilli is the recipient of the Canadian Ethnic Journalist's and Writer's Club award for excellence in journalism reflecting multicultural issues. He has also won several national awards for his contributions to broadcasting.
Hard to sustain can only mean one thing Michael. Hard for your ego to sustain.