The following is an email I sent today to Michael Ignatieff and to all Coalition members of parliament:
Dear Mr. Ignatieff,
I see by your despicable actions of today that you are more concerned with your own political future and that of the Liberal Party of Canada than you are with protecting the most vulnerable in our society. Somehow this does not surprise me as your whole background has been one of privilege. To say I am disappointed with your decision to turn your back on the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are presently suffering (and whose ranks will soon be swelling), and who will most certainly continue to suffer under a Harper/Conservative government, would be an understatement. But I suppose a man of your background and upbringing is more concerned with politics than with doing the right thing. Which would have been to support the NDP and Bloc in forming a coalition government to protect all Canadians from a party whose track record has been…
Conservatives do not believe that people can work together and help each other so they do not believe in government and law. Instead they believe in a dog-eat-dog, everyone on-their-own and out-for-themselves society where the strongest survive and it doesn’t matter what happens to everyone else. So whenever conservatives gain power they abuse it and use it to get money for themselves and their friends.
Your actions today confirm in many people’s minds that the Conservatives and Liberals are nothing more than different sides of the same coin. Consolidating your position while attempting to build your party’s coffers may be in your mind a prudent course of action, but I tell you sir, you have lost not only the moral highroad but the good will of the people, and that will be clear to you and your fellow Liberal MP’s come the next election. That you can take to the bank!
John Prince, Liberal
p.s. This is from a life long supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada who recently became a member, and now wonders why?
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