Steve Paikin: A Very Different Take from a Very Different Finance Minister
Whenever a politician opens his or her mouth, you have to remember this: they’re playing a team sport. That means some of what comes out of their mouths won’t be what they actually think, but they’re saying it because that’s what the team wants.
I was reminded of that yet again while reading the latest political memoir to come out of Queen’s Park. Greg Sorbara, the one-time “Mr. Everything” for the Ontario Liberals, has written his autobiography and those of you who really care about what goes on in provincial politics can be grateful. Sorbara peels back the curtain and reveals some of his candid views on issues — views he, no doubt, held when he was in politics, but because it’s a team sport, he couldn’t say them then.