I don’t hide my political ideology and that I am a left of centre and I hold Jack Layton in the highest regard. Jack was not just a leader of the NDP, he was a leader of everyone who hoped for better times ahead. All who had hope.
Over the weekend, Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau made comments that echoed the final letter from Jack Layton to Canadians. After important wins in By-elections by the Liberals he slammed New Democrats and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair by saying that the NDP are “negative and divisive” and that “the Liberal party, tonight, proved that hope is stronger than fear.”
This has angered many of the NDP faithful and they are outraged that the young Trudeau would make such a statement. Doesn’t Trudeau know that using those words against NDPers is sacrilege! How dare he.
Listen. Jack would have loved that JT used that phrase and would actually challenge the PM hopeful to truly believe that he can evoke change. The kind of change that would help low income families to stop deciding between heat and rent. The kind of change that would see hard working folks not get gouged by credit card companies who charge outrageous interest rates. The kind of change that will make sure children from sea to sea to sea are being fed a whole nutritious breakfast everyday before we educate them to be future leaders of this country. I think Justin would have to think long and hard about these questions.
And funny how Mr. Trudeau has to attack a political foe with the words of it’s deceased leader rather than find witty words from his own father, a certain former Prime Minister.
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