Brian Mulroney just wants something to believe in

The former Prime Minister talks to the Globe about Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister, airing tonight on CBC.

“If you look at Question Period, you can see that it’s often the theatre of the absurd. There’s no relationship whatsoever to the problems of ordinary Canadians, and that’s one of the reasons why ordinary Canadians turn off so quickly in politics,” said former PM Brian Mulroney, in an interview before the show’s taping last month. “They look at it: It’s all contrived indignation and cheap shots and phony questions and unserious answers, so they turn off on it.”

Later, Kim Campbell takes a rather unnecessary shot at George W. Bush.

We’re going to liveblog the show or post a running diary after the fact tonight. Either way, there will be something here later.

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