CFN – Dear Federal Liberal Party of Canada. First off, as a former long time Liberal I want to give your current party leader Bob Rae credit for keeping the Liberal brand in the media; more so than the NDP in spite of being brutalized in the last election.
Surely this election was not an indictment of traditional Liberal values, but more how a mighty party in fought itself to where it finds itself today.
I don’t think I’m unique in being a former Liberal. I’ve always been an issue based voter and I’m not a Cinderella voter. I know that no one party has all the answers, but I do know that many that voted for Stephen Harper are a bit apprehensive.
I know that the NDP are chasing their tails dragging out a leadership race that shouldn’t be a race and not performing as a strong opposition to Mr. Harper who is running amok whether it’s trying to sell National Park’s to aliens of Canada, causing National dissent in Quebec, or adding to our overhead by adding 30 unnecessary seats to Parliament.
I mean Stevie, the way you run your caucus how many more yes boys and girls do you really need?
Canada is on a scary precipice right now. If Mr. Harper wins another majority Canada will be forever changed. I really believe that. I believe that changes have already happened that probably will never be fixed; but if Mr. Harper wins again that’s it. Done deal. Say goodbye to our sovereignty; say good bye to Medicare as we ever knew it; and say good bye to our identity; that’s if the Harper Government 100% support of US war policies don’t contribute to WW 3 and the destruction of our planet.
This election ruined any chance of a merger between the NDP and the Liberal party’s which made a lot of sense up until that dark day in May. Dalton McGuinty missing a majority by one seat pretty much ruined his Federal Leadership window.
So as the sabres rattle and the spin rolls Canadians and Liberals especially need to remember why Canada trusted Lester Pearson, Pierre Trudeau, Jean Chretien, and to some degree Paul Martin.
The Liberal Party of Canada doesn’t need new policies and values. It needs to live up to its own traditional ones instead of Canadians turning in desperation to other parties.
It needs to find a way to unite itself; for the young and old to work together and find a leader that can whoop Mr. Harper and send him to America where maybe he can get a job as an analyst on Fox News…
There isn’t much time. Three years go by really really quickly. Because Canadians really aren’t dumb. And if they see that Liberals can’t get their own house in order why on earth would they trust Liberals to handle theirs?
Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News
PS – Wouldn’t you pay money to watch Sheila Copps, Thomas Mulcair, and Elizabeth May tag team Stephen Harper in a Federal Election debate? 🙂
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