Classic Case of Double Standards


Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec - Wednesday, January 9, 2002 - by: Neal Ford,

President of Pierrefonds-Dollard Progressive Conservative Association



I found it amusing to read about the defection of seven unknown Tory Youth members to Stockwell Day's campaign team.Their statements were a classic case of double standards.




They held forth with righteous indignation about no longer being able to work with the Tories because Jim Pankiw, a Saskatchewan MP known for his outspoken opposition to official bilingualism, is a member of the Democratic Representative Caucus, which is currently co-operating with the Progressive Conservatives in Parliament, thus making the PC Party unmarketable in Quebec.




Their outrage must have blinded them to the point that they forgot that a certain Ontario member of the Canadian Alliance caucus, Scott Reid (Lanark Carleton), fought vigorously against the new city of Ottawa having bilingual status.




It seems to me that these individuals are opportunistically trying to ride the crest of a wave like the one that appeared to be building in the summer of 2000, when some heavy hitters in the Tory party defected to the Alliance.


The problem for them is that the momentum has swung back to the PC Party, and the wave they are attempting to ride is now nothing more than the wake of a jet ski that has run out of gas.
  Neal Ford
President, Pierrefonds-Dollard Progressive Conservative Association 9 Drouin,
Dollard des Ormeaux, QC,
H9A 2H2
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