I got a letter from Michale Ignatieff as part of the Victory Fund campaign in which he refers to canvassing for the Liberals in the 60s. I remember those years well, Mr. Person never won a Majority and in 57 lead the party to the worst defeat ever but the party stuck by him. He built a strong Liberal party by recruiting and encouraging others to step up for Canada in public life. He also built a strong allegiance to the party on behalf of Canadians by having a progressive social platform. We saw the creation of the CPP., OAS. strengthen UIC, guaranteed income supplement, student loans, medicare and promotion of a national pride through our new flag and the strength of character to stand up for our beliefs. He told DeGaul to go home. He went to the United States and made a speech telling Johnson to stop bombing North Vietnam.
I would like to see a Liberal platform that lived up to the underlying principles of a Canada where we look after those in need, protect our economy and environment. This would mean amending the current Bill C10 to stop the cancellation of pay equity, to stop the Conservatives giving the Minister of Environment the right to allow damming and dumping in rivers, and have an extension of the UIC to its former standards of the 1990s.