Libby Davies, NDP deputy leader, won’t run in 2015
CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2014 1:26 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 12, 2014 7:39 PM ET
Having watched Ms. Davies for all of the forty years of her political career, starting with her election to Vancouver Council, I am saddened, but not surprised, at her early retirement..
She has tirelessly devoted herself to the issues that are more difficult and contoversial in her riding than in others, and she fought hard for every vote..the fact that she was “muzzled’ on certain issues was a black mark on Layton and Mulcair. Libby spoke for many of us whose so-called representatives, of every political stripe, remain blinkered by rightwing Jewish lobbying…I will miss her. Who is there to replace her? The fact that the NDP is so adamantly opposed to anyone not speaking from the script is a black mark against them and party policy, and makes a joke of the term ‘democratic’ in their name..
I have always been an NDP voter, but not a party member, since I did not agree with their philosophy on this and many other issues..their swing to the Right since Mulcair was elected has sealed their fate…and their one strong progressive voice will now be silenced..
Hopefully someone else will emerge from the party ranks to replace her, but right now, cannot see who that will be..
It is my belief that Libby knows that with the NDP swing to the Right they have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, and Trudeau will prevail…like it or not..and progressives will continued to be ‘handled’ by those backroom boys , who exist in the NDP just as strongly as in the PMO…
Have a wonderful rest of your life,Libby… doubt if you will be ‘retired’ for long…lots of work to do here in BC…Thanks for your strong service.