The air was electric

Don Martin reports on the reaction of those in the Finance Minister’s immediate vicinity yesterday.

Wave after wave of pointless and misleading provocation gushed from his podium before a Canadian Club audience which, except for the Conservative cheerleaders among them, appeared unimpressed by his fear-and-loathing diatribe. Eyes were openly rolling, whispers were exchanged under furrowed brows, groans could be heard when Mr. Flaherty’s script soared over-the-top, which was often.

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