Update: WELL LOOKY HERE.
When you are a party struggling to find a raison d'etre and you have an opportunity to vote down the secondmost hated tax in the history of Canada, you vote down the secondmost hated tax in the history of Canada.
It's no great secret that the Liberal party of Canada lives only by its survival in the provinces of Ontario, BC and Quebec. And, when you have now hopr in sight of gaining seats anytime soon in the praries, you must defend what you have.
We had an opportunity to separate ourselves from the stigma of "tax and spend Liberals" and from Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty in general once and for all. Somehow it was perceived that we have to support our Provincial Liberal cousins in order to keep our "fighting forces" together.
Well let me remind everyone that Dalton McGuinty didn't give two shits about his federal cousins when he dropped a "Health Tax" on Ontarians in the middle of a Federal Writ period, costing Paul Martin a majority. In fact, during the last election wasn't McGuinty also "doing his own thing on environment" instead of backing a Liberal Green Shift?
When do we cut the cord and get some balls? I know nothing.
MY NAME IS JIM CURRAN AND I'M RUNNING FOR V.P.-ORGANIZATION FOR THE LPC(O).