Jack Layton tours Richelieu flood area, greeted with hugs and kisses

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Jack Layton tours Richelieu flood area, greeted with hugs and kisses

The honeymoon continues... As far as Quebeckers are concerned, Jack can still walk on water.

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[url=http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20110530/southern-quebec-flood-watch-110530.h... Layton is first federal leader to visit flood area[/url]

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Federal Opposition leader Jack Layton is in Quebec's flood-stricken disaster zone today, marking the first visit to the region by any of Canada's federal party leaders.

The New Democratic Party leader arrived in the hard-hit community of Saint-Paul-de-l'Ile-aux-Noix Monday morning, accompanied by several members of his newly elected Quebec caucus.

Layton's visit, which was scheduled to include a tour of a Red Cross Centre and a meeting with town mayors, comes just days after he told a meeting of the NDP caucus in Montreal that the federal government should maintain its deployment of troops to the area.

The part about "hugs and kisses" is from CBC Radio local reports.

 

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

"As far as Quebeckers are concerned, Jack can still walk on water."

 

But can he turn that water into wine? Innocent

Unionist

Laughing

Wine ought? Water you getting at?

 

David Young

Can what those people have been going through be known as a 'Rain of Terror'?

 

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

The words 'Messiah Complex' came to mind when I saw that photo, as well as the one where he's being hugged by Mulcair on the weekend, and that big, goofy smile of his. But, I dismissed it almost as quickly.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

At least he's not parting the waters... is he?Innocent

robbie_dee

I'm surprised he wasn't greeted with tough questions about the NDP's constitutional policy. Is that not the top issue on Richelieu area residents' minds right now?

Unionist

I have it on good authority that one of the local mayors, a staunch sovereignist, concluded his meeting with Jack by stating:

"Go down, Layton, way down in Ottawa land; tell old Harper, to let my people go!"

 

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Pretty fucking hard to have a "messiah complex" when one is walking through flood waters with a cane and hip waders over top of a suit.

I would say those leaders who have avoided the area are those who have an actual superiority complex, or a messiah complex if you will. We would never see Harper Iggy, or Rae walking through flood waters and definitely not with a recent broken hip, while recovering from cancer.

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robbie_dee wrote:

I'm surprised he wasn't greeted with tough questions about the NDP's constitutional policy. Is that not the top issue on Richelieu area residents' minds right now?

 

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Unionist wrote:
I have it on good authority that one of the local mayors, a staunch sovereignist, concluded his meeting with Jack by stating:

"Go down, Layton, way down in Ottawa land; tell old Harper, to let my people go!"

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