Letters: Divided left must unite

Harpers’ Conservative Party of Canada marches on to war, championing Jerusalem, fabled site of the rumored-to-be-imminent “Armageddon,”

Dear Editor:


While Harpers’ Conservative Party of Canada marches on to war, championing Jerusalem, fabled site of the rumored-to-be-imminent “Armageddon,” reaping $15 billion of lucrative profits from its weapons industry sales to Saudi Arabia, the “Left” rallies to defeat this climate change-denying, fossil-fuel dependent, economically dead-end free-market philosophy. Stripping legal rights from Canadian citizens while granting corporations greater rights to sue Canadian citizens for protecting their resources and livelihoods is not OK.

This “reformulated”  Harper Conservative Party is an aggressive lackey of the global corporate resource-stripping economic system. There is no loyalty to Canada, its citizens; nor concern for its well-being and future.  Who among us is not sick with dread that the “Left” will sabotage our own goal to reinstate Canada’s integrity and environmental stability, with well-meaning but short-sighted idealistic reasons resulting in splitting the Left vote?

We “Left” must unite, in a recognized short-term co-operative effort, to defeat Harper’s government. At the Nelson Kootenay-Columbia riding’s All-Candidates Debate (Conservative Wilks disdaining), Don Johnston, Liberal candidate, suggested: “What about a tripartite system? What if we were the government?” The audience roared with approval!

Once a Left party is governing, all the parties can debate the merits of different approaches respectfully, and collaborate. Let’s make sure the “Left” unifies to commit to this long recovery process of participatory Canadian democracy and global stability.

Wayne Stetski, Bill Green and Don Johnston, please rise above your differences to unite the Left!

Yours most sincerely,


Susan Eyre


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