Disclaimer: This is not an attack ad, but rather a constructive reminder of Michael Ignatieff's past positions.
Rob raises the spectre of where people stood in 2006. For readers' edification, here are some of Michael Ignatieff's positions during that year. Some are quite disturbing; viewer discretion is advised.
On a carbon tax: "Putting a price on carbon emissions creates a real bottom-line incentive to make choices that reduce emissions over time. An emissions tax should be set at a modest level at first but could be scheduled to rise gradually, so it affects new investment decisions immediately but does not render existing equipment unprofitable." (National Post, July 7, 2006)
On opening the constitution: "Quebec must be brought into the Canadian constitution because the legitimacy of the federation remains in question here in Quebec." (Montreal Gazette, June 28, 2006)
On Kyoto: "I think our party has got into a mess on the environment ... As a practical matter of politics, nobody knows what [Kyoto]is or what it commits us to. We think Kyoto has been an asset for us. It's actually been a huge political liability." (The Record, May 23, 2006)
On alleged Israeli war crimes: "I was a professor of human rights, and I am also a professor of the laws of war, and what happened in Qana was a war crime, and I should have said that. That's clear." (National Post, October 11, 2006)
2006 was certainly a banner year for our Michael.