A 'discussion' with Jack Layton...
This past weekend, at the Vancouver Island Musicfest, I bumpted into Jack Layton in the backstage area. We started chatting about the music industry (where I work full-time) but one of my friends yelled out -- "Jack, he's a supporter of Stephen Harper and George Bush"....and that changed the conversation.
The conversation turned to global warming. Layton's way of arguing is to monopolize things. I could barely get a word in edgewise. It was exasperating - especially since I believe I know something about global warming. He simply won't debate the issue - because to him there is no debate. He claimed that there is not ONE peer reviewed paper skeptical of global warming by CO2. I plan over the next few weeks to send him several articles.
He was very polite. But, I don't think he has any ability to listen at all. As for debate, forget it. He also did say he wants to bring the government down on the issue of global warming.