I must offer an apology to Anthony Housefather. He’s a city councillor Cote St. Luc/Hampstead/Montreal West and was a major supporter for the yes side during the demerger referedums. I said somethings about hiim that wasn’t kind nor appropriate and in retrospect, I should have not applied such mean things to him. I’ve never met the guy and the only contact that I’ve had with the guy prior to today was watching him give interviews on TV. Therefore I can’t really can’t and shouldn’t comment on his character. I spoke with him through e-mails today and must say that the guy seems really nice. I mean, considering my apprehensive behaviour on this site towards the guy, I was surprised that he was open and diplomatic to open conversation than I was. He and I have a difference of opinion (although I didn’t really take a side in the issue until the very end and it was not because I felt one side presented a better argument than the other, but because I didn’t like how the yes side was presenting it’s argument), which is ok. Difference of opinion is a good thing because only with debate will we be able to learn and consider new ideas. What rubbed me in the wrong way about the guy was his passion which is hypocritical of me, because usually when take a strong opinion on something, I’m prolly just as vocal about my views as him. I bet there are some people that think that I’m an asshole for my strong opinion on some issues like two-tier health programs, but I shouldn’t call someone an asshole for being passionate about something that one truly believes in.
So in summary, Anthony Housefather = good guy. Edward Janiszewski = major league asshole.
Oh, and I’m not going to apologize to Janiszewski because I’ve met the guy and if you haven’t heard about my encounters, click here.
Oh, and remember my funny sign that I took a picture of? It was funny because it made it look like anglophones supported Quebec independance. Well, it turns out, the yes side of the demerger campaign did not support the signs. I found this interesting story in the on the Google cache. I don’t know how long it’ll be there though. But I find this story funny. Well, funny because the whole mess is over.