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2 Can Carry That Tune

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Three things about yesterday's LPCQ meeting in Quebec City that aren't exactly newsworthy but still interesting:

- Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff delivered a speech more than 30 minutes long and entirely in French without the use of teleprompters.

- Ignatieff was the most passionate and generated the most applause when he said his French isn't perfect but that's part of who he is.

- In reference to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's surprise musical performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Saturday night, Ignatieff said he envied Harper's piano-playing abilities but felt the prime minister carried a tune just as well as he does.

Later, in response to a reporter's question about Harper's interpretation of The Beatles, Ignatieff sang a few lines of "I get by with a little help from my friends." When he got to the part about singing out of tune, Ignatieff said Harper's been out of tune for years.