Smackdown: PM Harper Returns Liberal Leader Michael Zsohar’s Serve On Roland Garros Claycourt

I love Question Period. Call me a goofball. I actually caught this without sound on a TV in the lobby of a customer’s yesterday afternoon. Good timing on my part. The bolded part is a nice zinger that plays on Liberal Leader Michael Zsohar’s status as a temporary visitor to our great nation.

Hon. Michael Ignatieff (Leader of the Opposition, Lib.):
Even France is saying that the costs of this summit are getting out of control, and France knows something about extravagance. Its foreign minister is making jokes about the lake.
How can the Prime Minister preach austerity and restraint to Canadians and his G20 colleagues when he has lost control of the cost of his own summit?

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, of course, as has been observed by many people, the cost of these summits in this age is very expensive because of the security demands placed on the summits. Well over 80% of the cost for our summit are, of course, for security, and this is similar to all similar types of summits.
As for extravagance in France, I would not know about that, but perhaps the Leader of the Opposition, at his home in Provence, could tell us all about it.

Harper: 15, Ignatieff: L’oeuf

3 thoughts on “Smackdown: PM Harper Returns Liberal Leader Michael Zsohar’s Serve On Roland Garros Claycourt

  • June 11, 2010 at 8:39 am
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    ZING !!!!!!!!
    That was sweet.

    Besides, Iggy ought to be better informed. The “Lake” did NOT cost $1.9 million.

  • June 11, 2010 at 9:02 am
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    Canada is hosting the G20 at a cost of $1.1 billion, our savvy prime minister is using it as a means to arm our security forces without going through parliament.This is necessary as Canada has the greatest number of terrorist cells in the western world.
    Recently I chatted with some Afghan vets who voiced ” better there than here but it will be he.

    What ever happened to the detainee issue?

  • June 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm
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    Please Mr. Harper, next time you have a big summit shindig let others in the CPC know what is going on? Otherwise you are feeding the fires of the socialists against us. Thanks.

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