However here in Cornwall Labour Day seems to have been hijacked by Elaine MacDonald and her friends; a small group of people that seem more dedicated to her and Brian Lynch than what the NDP actually stands for.
Ms MacDonald’s last foray at the ballot booth ended in a third place finish behind MPP Jim McDonell and Liberal Mark A MacDonald. A crushing defeat as many of her team thought the election was in the bag.
Ms MacDonald share’s her version of Freedom of the Press for example at the 2:15 mark of the video below.
“Freedom of the press is based on objectivity.
It actually isn’t. It’s based on Freedom of the press and not every media outlet loves every candidate. Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech do mean that sometimes we have to support the Freedom of people who simply do not agree with us. Something that Ms MacDonald and her tiny clique simply refuse to grasp.
Ms MacDonald further during the election was asked if she’d support the homeless by doing the five day dietary challenge to which she replied her campaign was more important and would not. Advance to the 6:45 mark of the video below.
The NDP to this scribbler have traditionally stood as Canada’s Social Conscience. No Tommy Douglas and the NDP and you have no Medicare. For some reason though some NDP get awfully confused and seem to think they’re Conservatives like Ms MacDonald who also was the deciding vote to allow the conversion of the Glengarry Apartment complex in the heart of Cornwall into Condos. Now that certainly doesn’t seem very Socially responsible?
Jobs? Ms MacDonald on Loblaws killing unionized jobs in Quebec to open a non-union shop in Cornwall? The video below shows her position which clearly doesn’t ring of SOLIDARITY.
Nowadays we have less and less unionized labour; especially in this region. It seems that certain holidays get hijacked by certain political parties; Labour Day and Canada Day coming to mind.
The problem with groups Hijacking public events or holidays is that it diminishes them and then we all lose. It chases people away as the event at Lamoureux Park did.
People of all Political stripes work for a living. Not all of them are unionized and judging from voter turnouts in this riding very few that work here support the NDP so how do people who aren’t interested in watching a single party event support and celebrate it? Do they have to go to other cities to lend their support?
So dear viewers of CFN. Should public events and holidays be allowed to be tied to one group or interest and if not how do we change this? Cannot people get along and have non-partisan holidays and events?
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