Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Buzz Hargrove, head of the Canadian Auto Workers union, stirred controversy Wednesday by urging voters to stop Stephen Harper "any way they can" - even if that means supporting the separatist Bloc Quebecois.
He also accused Harper of fomenting separatism by wanting to give more power to the provinces.
Hargrove, campaigning with Martin in London, Ont., called on NDP supporters to vote Liberal in ridings where the New Democrats don't stand a chance of victory.
When asked if Quebecers should choose the Bloc over the Tories, he replied: "I would urge them to stop Stephen Harper in any way they can."
This is a pretty ominous statement. In many countries, such a statement by a person in his position would be tantamount to condoning physical violence. Mr. Hargrove appears to have taken the Liberal 'mentality' too much to heart.