Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bill Tieleman Tyee Story


Anonymous said...

What a horror story!! But it's also very likely to come true. This country needs electoral reform.

Bill Tieleman said...

Thank you for posting Ralph and hi to all your readers.

Anonymous said...

This gentleman, from Calgary, feels much like many in this country....... "I will be plain. We’ve reached the point where voting for the Conservative Party of Canada is an immoral act.
Instead of appealing to our better natures – instead of invoking the once-Canadian values like inclusion, fairness and compromise – Harper and his cabal have chosen to appeal to the worst of us. This is their strategy. Beneath his blue tent squirm the fearful, the greedy, the xenophobic, the small-minded and the knowledge-averse. Nobody else is there.
How little our Prime Minister must think of us. How foolish and easily manipulated he believes us to be.
Because I will be out of the country on election day, I voted last week. I cast a ballot for Kent Hehr, the Liberal Party candidate in my riding. I like Kent. He seems a good fellow and his campaign sign stands on my lawn. But let me be clear: the Liberal Party in general does not inspire me. As much as Trudeau has impressed me during this campaign, I oppose his party’s positions on several issues, such as Bill C-51, and find the Liberal stance on the Israel-Palestinian issue almost as disappointing as the ruling Conservatives.
The main reason I voted for Kent is because he is the candidate most likely to unseat Conservative Joan Crockatt – Calgary’s most embarrassing MP since Rob Anders. I voted for Kent because a victory for him means the Conservatives are one seat closer to being tossed out. I voted for Kent because it is the only thing I can do to end the nightmare.
In recent elections, I cast ballots for Naheed Nenshi and Chris Turner. I felt pleasure marking my X beside their names because I was voting for something. Those candidates represented the city and country I wanted to live in. Last week I voted against something. It gave me little pleasure, but at least I know I did the moral thing.
I am a better person than Harper wants me to be."