Ontario Election: Horwath answers NDP insiders criticizing campaign
Letter to NDP leader says group is ‘seriously considering’ not voting for party
I recently read comments of one of our few elected BC Greens, a man I initially cheered for, talking about the inevitability of the Enbridge pipeline being constructed, and that he supported the idea of one of our resident zillionaires building and operating a refinery on the West Coast. Yes, a Green politician said that…I was furious, decided unless May shot him down immediately, I would go back to my habit of supporting the NDP no matter what…there was a deafening silence from Elizabeth May..This is the kind of thing that makes me crazy about politicians of every stripe..the lack of consultation with the people who put you in office, the blatant disregard for the overwhelming opposition to the pipeline that exists on every level in BC is apparently not even worth considering…I will bide my time, and wait to ask my questions when the opportunity presents itself. This MLA just set back the Green movement for years…and bolstered the belief, held by many progressives, that Greens are merely disaffected Tories swathed in Greenwash….
While I have to say that I agree with the Ontario progressives that not voting for the Liberal budget was puzzling at best, who can say what would have happened if the NDP had supported Wynne? Like so many other budget promises, if those progressive parts of the budget had not been acted upon would they be screaming at Horvath for supporting the budget in the face of past Liberal corruption? Seems like these Ontario progressives just shot themselves in the foot…what possible reason would they have to write such a letter, what outcome could they expect? I consider myself a progressive in every way, and if the party I supported were to act in a way that was contrary to my beliefs, I might write a letter to someone, but I sure wouldn’t publicize it…especially not during an election..
I wonder who these people will be voting for….Hudak?
Between this insanity and Rob Ford, one has to wonder what is in the water in Ontario…outside of Walkerton….