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September 01, 2015


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To be fair, when a loved one dies, rational thought sometimes goes out the window. She was likely pressured to keep going, be strong, keep herself busy. Grief is a very personal thing. It doesn't adhere to a schedule and it doesn't stop for plans. I'd say, cut her a break. She's served well.

D'Arcy McGee

Good article, Christine has disappointed many people who put their lives on hold to help her during her campaign. Unfortunately, she underestimated Brown, & when she & her team recognized they were in a battle, it was to late
Yes, she was let down by many of her caucus who purported to be with her, & then did little, but to walk away in a snit, hurts those who did not.
Very disappointed in her actions


Dear Canadianna:

It's funny how Christine Elliot's grief at the loss of her husband didn't really come to the fore until after she lost her leadership bid.


I supported Christine for the leadership but after it was over it became evident that she ran a poorly organized campaign. Her heart just didn't seem in it somehow. And I'm not really sure she was/is tough enough or different enough from the Wynne Liberals to really take them on and defeat them. Look, when Deb Matthews started defending her, I knew she was not the one to be leader. Brown? We'll have to see, but Wynne-lite (which I believe Elliott is) just won't cut it. The McGuinty-Wynne Liberals need to be confronted and unceremoniously booted from office. And I think now that Christine just wasn't up to that most necessary task.


That's exactly my point. She put her grief on hold in order to be 'strong' and do what's expected. It's 'the show must go on' mentality. It doesn't mean grief wasn't there, burbling under the surface. A campaign will give you something to focus on besides your grief. Once it's over, you can finally wallow in it if need be. I believe that's what she did.

Toronto Whistle Blower

I have to agree with Canadianna.

She followed her husband into politics and maybe with his death, her heart is no longer in it.

It is a tough road to be in politics and it is better to leave before you burn out or it gets the better of you.


I'm kinda on the other side of the fence. Representing your constituents should be more than a job that you just leave when you like - even if the reason is valid. I also don't like that she ran for leadership of the party. That tells me that her grief wasn't the motivating factor.

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