An Open Letter: To Jack Layton, Leader of the NDP

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An Open Letter to Jack Layton,
Leader of the New Democratic Party
by C. L. Cook
I'd like to thank you, Jack for standing by your principles, and trusting Canadians will do the same. Five years of Mr. Harper's minority rule, and his party's dismantling by pieces of Canada's parliamentary democracy, while promoting Republican values and policies that have proved disastrous in the south, threaten now to finish the country.

Mr. Harper's decision to attack your recent health challenges reveals his lack of personal integrity, and questionable political judgment. You're right; Canada's health care system is in dire need of attention, and Canadians have not forgotten what it once was, and should again be.

He would starve the hungry, deny the homeless shelter, and leave the naked unclothed. He would imprison the poor for the profit of the rich, and take the taxes demanded of the workers to further fill the pockets of war profiteers.
 

Mr. Harper hates the Canada you and I grew up in; hates its social conscience and determination to create a just and good society.

I remember the promise that was our future, and jet fighters and for profit Supermax prisons was not a part of it; neither were police riots, nor billion dollar displays of contempt for democracy.

I remember public service, and honest optimism, and I reject the cynicism of Mr. Harper and his fellow neo-economists, who with their moral compasses fixed immovably on the bottom line reject the humane, favouring instead base self-interest.

Good luck, Jack

Sincerely,

Chris Cook

Managing Editor,

Pacific Free Press

 

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