Jane Taber from the Globe and Mail comes riding to Liberal wannabe leader Bob Rae’s defense over his support of arena funding using a Liberal blogger’s inquiry as proof.
Liberal blogger Jeff Judras:
“I sent Bob a message on Facebook and asked him, did you support funding the Quebec arena as the Sun reported, or urge caution as CTV reported? He replied quite quickly to clear things up.
I urged caution. I never spoke to Sun media. I said Harper needed to understand that this is not a “one off” decision. You can’t just dole out money to a commercial arena in Quebec without understanding the implications for the rest of the country.
So it would seem the Sun completely distorted Rae’s position, and he did not say let’s fund all of them. He said you need to be cautious setting that kind of precedent.” (see here)
It’s not like Bob Rae has been caught telling bold-faced lies before, say like on whether Iffy signed the coalition agreement. (see here)