Karen Redman is obviously desperate to get her old job back.
Last night at an All-Candidate’s debate the discussion turned to the subject of minority governments and Redman hauled out that tired, old scary agenda canard:
“…and I wonder if the reason he wants a majority is that so he can turn back women’s rights and deny women the right to choose.”
Stephen Woodworth by comparison is very respectful of his opponents and has often attempted to improve the tone of discussion in the House of Commons.
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CAW disappoints – Letter to the Record:
I was very disappointed when I read the article in today’s record indicating that the CAW is supporting the Liberal Party in the election. I feel this is undemocratic.
I feel that as a member of the CAW union, I should be able to choose for myself which party my union dues support…
Well so far it’s still a private ballot, but that’s a fair point about the dues. It’s similar to what’s happening with the teachers’ unions at the provincial level.
Paulsstuff has at it here: CAW Workers DO NOT Endorse The Liberals:
Perhaps it’s time the CAW National started focusing on what it is supposed to be doing, focusing on the workers who pay 2 1/2 hours pay per month for supposed union representation.
This CAW member supports and endorses the Conservative Party of Stephen Harper, and openly endorses the Conservative candidate for Ajax-Pickering, Chris Alexander. I, like every CAW member, no, make that every Canadian, has the right to endorse and vote for the candidate and party of their own choice.
But wait! There’s more: CAW short-sighted in abandoning New Democrats – Record:
Only in 15 of those 50 ridings is the autoworkers’ union endorsing the New Democratic candidates.
The union didn’t even bother to call the spurned candidates to explain. Thurley said he first heard about the union’s support of his Liberal opponent when he got a call from this newspaper, asking his opinion.
“It would have been nice to get a phone call,” he said.
What a passive-aggressive, boneheaded move on the part of the union, especially when the New Democrats are surging. Some polls have them in first place in Quebec and, again according to the polls, leader Jack Layton is far more trusted by Canadians than Liberal chief Michael Ignatieff.