Cornwall ON – Dear Jack Layton. First off I want to thank you. As a newbie online newspaper you chose to give me an interview when many other Canadian Politicians snubbed moi, and for that I’ll be grateful.
It was also an opportunity to see you in a much different light and learn more about you. It earned you a lot of Brownie points.
I know this has been a tough year for you. Libby, illness, trying to find a path for you and the NDP and continue your personal tradition of gaining more seats for the NDP with each election you’ve led them.
I also can relate to working with bigger and much nastier fish swimming and swarming around you, but as I write this you are in a very unique position which I’m sure your team are mulling through minute by minute.
Kudos for you for rejecting the joke of an
election campaign budget presented to the Canadian people yesterday. The Budget didn’t have a beat and couldn’t be danced to.
I know the spin right now is if you don’t budge you’ll get blamed by Seniors, but the reality is that Seniors are a lot smarter than some give them credit for and a higher percentage of them vote than say 18-24 year olds. They’ve been through many elections; many broken promises; much false hope; good times and bad.
While I’m sure Seniors, as all Canadians, would like a little more help during this recession and in a rapidly crumbling Harper economy, there’s a bigger picture to consider and I’m sure you’re doing just that.
Mr. Harper doesn’t really want to be propped up by the Bloc, and that leaves you. I don’t believe any of the spin about Mr. Harper not wanting an election either. I think he wants it big time.
So now Mr. Layton is the time for you to seal your legacy and be the deciding vote to bring down this travesty against the Canadian Economy and Autonomy that’s been The Harper Government. You may not win the election; you may not get as many seats even, but you’ll be forever remembered for standing up to intolerance; over spending; war seeking, corruption, and scandal that’s marred our great country of Canada’s reputation, and that’s not a bad thing.
Your bite in the Globe & M ail says it all to me and I’m sure many many Canadians.
Mr. Layton said Mr. Harper “had an opportunity to address the needs of hard-working, middle-class Canadians and families and he missed that opportunity.”
Please don’t sell out Canada. Please do not further support our Minority Government.
Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News
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