Iggy’s concern about charges doesn’t include his MP’s

 

Maybe Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff should direct his comment “These are serious charges and they carry with them jail time” at his own MP Pablo Rodriguez. (see here)

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“Conservative organizer” John Reynolds backing Liberal premier Christy Clark

 

I almost gagged reading this quote from ex-Conservative MP and “federal Conservative organizer in BC” John Reynolds on his new-found support of Liberal leader Christy Clark:

“I’m a great Kevin supporter but Christy has won. She’ll have my full support financially and every other way I can help.”

It was bad enough having ex-Conservative national councillors backing Falcon and Abbott (see here) but this is way too much to swallow.

Is Reynolds speaking for the federal Conservatives, because this is the stuff that can create an all-out war here in BC? (see here)

Canadian media avoids Tommy Douglas’ extreme views on homosexuality

Mark Bonokoski in his editorial for the Sun chain asks the rhetorical question why the national media were all silent on the secret RCMP file on Tommy Douglas which showed some very unpleasant views:

‘Could it be the embarrassment of now knowing the father of Canadian medicare believed “subnormals” should be placed on state work farms and sterilized to prevent them from having children?

“Because this class tend to intermarry,” wrote Douglas, “the second and third generations are nearly always worse than the first.

“The result,” he added, “is an ever-increasing number of morons and imbeciles who continue to be a charge on society.”

Could it also be the sadness of knowing that Douglas, during his time as federal leader of the NDP, believed homosexuality, even though decriminalized, should be “recognized for what it is — a mental illness, a psychiatric condition, which ought to be treated sympathetically by psychiatrists and social workers?”‘ (see here)

And of course Tommy Douglas’ daughter and her fellow Harper-haters at ACTRA wouldn’t want to these ugly details getting out prior to her rant (see here)

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