I'm not a big fan of the Liberal party, but this video bothers me quite a bit.
Listen to the question being asked at 1:20 in to the video. Of course Dion is confused. The interviewer doesn't understand how to speak English.
"If you were Prime Minister now, what would you have done about the economy?"
That doesn't make any sense at all. The interviewer obviously doesn't understand the English language and Dion does. It's unclear what the question means.
There are two legitimate ways to ask that question.
You can ask the question in the present tense, using "were" in the subjunctive (i.e. I wish I were, if I were ... etc.):
"If you were Prime Minister right now, what would you do?"
Or you can use the past tense:
"If you had been Prime Minister for the last two years, how would you have handled this crisis?"
The question as it stands, as it was asked, makes no sense. It's as if the the interviewer had asked, "If I gave you a sandwich made of baby seal meat right now, would you have eaten it two years ago?"
Of course Dion's confused. I get confused when people babble at me in broken English too.
It's pointless to make fun of Dion. You should spend your time mocking the illiteracy of CTV's interviewer and the obvious and intentional cruelty of airing this nonsense.