Michael Ignatieff's disdain for the Ukrainian people may well ensure that the scion of old Russian nobility does not become the crown prince of the Liberal Party.
Canadians of Ukrainian descent have long memories, passed down through the generations, of Russian contempt for their people, from the days of the Romanovs in whose court the counts Ignatieff served, through to Stalin's genocidal famine, and they won't let anyone forget. Just mention the famine at a Ukrainian club and watch the tempers flare. My brother-in-law gets the same way, and he's only half-Ukrainian.
Lubomyr Luciuk's editorial in the Ottawa Citizen shows just how sensitive a nerve the Ignatieff candidacy has struck because of the Liberals' insensitivity to those "ethnics" whose votes they've taken for granted.
That's the last time they make that mistake in Etobichuk-Lakeshore.