An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
‘GOD HELP US ALL,’ tweeted interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen after yesterday’s news that the governing federal Liberals and the NDP have agreed to a “supply and confidence” arrangement.
The deal means the NDP will support the Liberals on all confidence votes in return for endorsing several key NDP objectives such as dental care and “continuing progress” on pharmacare.
According to the Tories, this amounts to “backdoor socialism,” “government by blackmail” and “vote buying.”
E-gads, that sounds scary.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.