They also report that the plane won't be ready to fly by Sunday, the day of the election call. It won't be ready until the middle of the week.
Daniel Lauzon, a spokesman for the Liberal Party, confirmed that its jet, rented from Montreal-based Air Inuit, won’t be ready until Wednesday. Mr. Dion will meanwhile travel with journalists by bus to campaign events in central Ontario and Quebec.Unacceptable. You need to have your plane on the tarmac, and jet off somewhere on the first day of a campaign. Why?
Both Harper and Layton went from Quebec to the West..today. Both parties will have fresh footage of local rallies in Vancouver and Calgary for nightly local news election coverage out west. By that time, Dion's dated Ottawa presser will be a foot-note.
Knowing their media brethren are jetting across Canada on a daily basis, in a modern jet with seat-back entertainment consoles..how friendly do you think the Liberal bus-ensconced media feel?
People are starting to think of the Liberals as broke and unorganized..why start an election with a move that will reinforce that?
The plane had to be ready, if not for anything other than optics..evidenced from the current, less than flattering, media coverage.
So..at election call time..always have a plane ready, and take your leader from coast to coast on the first day.