CFN – What a conundrum. These things called principles. There can be ironies as was the case when I received an urgent missive from Cornwall Ontario City Councilor and local Labour Board President Elaine MacDonald.
Some people think I and the good councilor have some sort of feud; but it comes down to me being personally offended at her choice to write a column on Our Home Town during the provincial election.
I voiced my concerns when that happened privately, but the good councilor chose to not discuss it.
My feelings were quite simple. CFN had been more than fair with the local NDP and Ms MacDonald prior and it felt like a disloyal slap to the face for her and her Campaign Manager Brian Lynch’s hope for Ms. MacDonald to earn the MPP seat require her to take such action.
Our Home Town is run by my former Contractor; Chris Savard who lost to Jim Brownell in the previous election. The little lizard and sneak represents to me the worst of what Conservatives are, and his record on City Council was not much better. He also worked for the Ms MacDonald’s competitor and now MPP Mr. Jim McDonell. We won’t even start on the Lift Off issues starting to come out into the public while Mr. Savard was at the wheel…
When the situation that took place on February 9th; a National sit in at MP offices, Ms MacDonald I believe knew that she what would most likely happen if she took this to Mr. Savard; that he’d warn his good friend Mr. Lauzon and the doors to his office would be locked when Occupied.
Thus our missive. The only other media to show up was the Standard Free Holder which is a Sun owned paper. Nuff said on that one 🙂
I could have chosen to continue celebrating our 3rd Birthday yesterday; something that Ms MacDonald did not even wish us greetings on in her first reach to us or during the event; but the fact is that I do care about Old Age pensions. I do care about how the Harper Government is stomping all over Canadians during his majority government.
So here Ladies, Gentleman; and local NDP clan is what happened Thursday. A scary cause for concern for me is that the police waited for we media to leave before entering the MP’s office, and clearing the protesters out. There was no shouting or confrontations; but having uniformed officers present certainly was intimidating as one of those present communicated to this scribbler.
Most of the people that occupied our MP’s Office ( he was not present and refused to come to the phone when office staff called him) were in fact closer to pension age than not.
Why The Labour Council Occupied MP’s Offices
MP’s Staff on how much our MP wants to hear from the public
Frankly I’m glad I went and documented this. The Labour Council is working a petition to bring to government and Mr. Lauzon’s staff said he wants to listen. Maybe everyone that reads this should make an appointment to meet with him so he can listen to their pension concerns?
Even with a Majority government in place people’s voices should still count.
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