"What a great way to start off a wonderful British Columbia morning," he said after being ushered into the room to the music of U2, whose lead singer Bono recently said he was disappointed with Mr. Martin for failing to meet pledges to help the world's poor.
As a refresher, here's what Bono last had to say when discussing Martin personally:
If Martin walks away from his pledge to increase foreign aid, "I think he will hear about it and feel it in the election. I'm absolutely sure of that. This is not to be underestimated," Bono said, likening the Make Poverty History campaign to the anti-apartheid movement and the battle for civil rights in the U.S.If that's the message the Libs wants to bring up at their own rallies, they're welcome to it. But it's amazing that the Libs apparently can't even make a music selection without further highlighting their broken promises. And it's worth remembering that unlike the Libs, one federal party has every intention of making sure Canada's commitment to the world is met.
With an election campaign looming, politicians will soon be making household visits, Bono said, urging Canadians – whom he said historically have always known more about these issues than anyone else in the world – to tell their government representatives that "the kind of Canada the world needs now" is a well-off country that "does not forget the poverty of its past and the poverty of the present world."