Canada's Liberal Party Leader Stephane Dion has been compelled to ask Lesley Hughes, a Liberal candidate in a Winnipeg riding, to stand aside for her views on 9/11.
Shortly after the attacks Hughes wrote a blog that stated the United States had advance knowledge of the attacks. She also said Israel knew of the attacks beforehand. "Israeli businesses, which had offices in the Towers," wrote Hughes, "vacated the premises a week before the attacks, breaking their leases to do it."
Dion had initially refused to address Hughes views stating the Canadian Jewish Congress was conducting an investigation into the matter. All this demonstrates is that Dion is unfit to lead. Since being elected Liberal Party leader in December 2006, Dion has done little to inspire confidence within Liberal ranks and amongst Canadians at large. So little confidence that there are those who think the NDP will become the Official Opposition when the federal election takes place on October 14th.
At the very minimum, the Liberals dropped the ball concerning the nomination of Hughes. Dion is no position to demand the Conservatives to drop one of their candidates in Calgary when he failed to exercisedue dilligence with his own candidates.
Stephane Dion runs the risk of being the first Liberal Party leader not to become Prime Minister in over a century.