Norman Spector, a man of wide political experience, added his version of the reasons for Campbell’s intention to resign. You can read it at the Globe and Mail: Gordon Campbell’s not so ‘smooth and orderly transition’
Spector does not discuss many of the substantive issues at play so I left this comment at the Globe and Mail:
Dr. Spector says that Campbell got: “. . . an easier ride in the media than any of his predecessors stretching back over four decades.”
I wonder if the pundit could square that with his claim that Canada’s media is predominately “left-wing.”
Why did all those almost-socialist newspapers and broadcasters give the Fraser Institute’s favorite politician a free ride? Mmmm. Makes one think that maybe the left-wing media is a figment of someone’s imagination.
Strange that Spector doesn’t mention the Basi/Virk/BC Rail corruption trial settled in questionable fashion, or the hidden shadow tolls issue now looming, the massive increase in public debt that is off the books (future payment obligations measured in tens of billions are not debt?), the regressive taxation, child poverty, highest income disparity in Canada, or all those other issues that the alternative media has been writing about.
No, the good pundit just adds more harmless noise to the discussion while he and other MSM people ignore the issues that trouble ordinary citizens.