Re: IN THE LEDGE – ‘Friends, this throne speech is one that bridges the divide…’
My almost non-existent respect for the Liberals just disappeared with this speech. This whole throne speech and accompanying legislation is bizarro.
I can only assume that the Liberals hope that they’ve spun a story that the most gullible voters can buy when the next election occurs…and they obviously hope that election will occur quickly so they can spin this story of an about-face before 1) people forget how two-faced this post election fiasco has been and 2) before the NDP and Greens have their chance to prove they can implement progressive legislation.
And of course, when the election occurs they will roll out (predictably) a story about how the NDP and Greens wouldn’t even work with them to rid the province of corporate fundraising and to give party status to the Greens – despite the fact these two items were absent from any Liberal campaign platform.
I am disappointed that adults who claim to be proficient at looking after our interests are behaving like this. If my children had ever behaved like this with family and friends – duplicity and delaying tactics to achieve ulterior motives — they would have been chastised severely, not only be me, but by other adults.
For some reason this is ok when it is our elected officials? It’s like professional wrestling. We all know it’s a farce, even those participating in the wrangling, but we pretend it’s real because that’s the game.
Time for a change. Now more than ever.