In my opinion, Volpe is blowing this whole situation out of wack, maybe I shouldn't use the term wack, it might offend Mr. Volpe. How about, out of proportion, is that better? Anyway, here Ezra Levant of the Western Standard explains,
"Volpe knows that we didn't call the Liberals the Libranos because they're Italian -- Chretien, Martin, Brison, Brault, these aren't Italian names. We called them the Libranos because their party is an organization that has engaged in a criminal conspiracy to steal money from the public purse.Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me, the poster in my opinion is in no way, shape or form racist. The poster simply refers to the Liberals as the The Libranos, a mocking reference to a television Mafia family. And for that playful reference, Joe Volpe brands people Klan members. For Mr. Volpe to call members of the Conservative party Klan members over the poster is both reckless and pathetic.
Volpe knows that. He hates that. He can't rebut that. So he's trying to turn this into an Italian thing -- anything to distract from the fact that his party festers with corruption."
The type of behavior displayed by Joe Volpe is typical of the Liberal party in the run up to elections, they use scaremongering and gross exaggerations to paint the Conservative party and its members as extremists. This has been going on for years and people have to be made aware of these slimy Liberal tactics, Canadians deserve better than this.