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Six NDP wishes for Tony Clement to pass on to PM Harper

Dear Editor: 

I thought maybe Tony Clement could pass my Christmas wish list on to Stephen Harper this year. 

If Stephen Harper and conservatives can fork out $90,000 to commit bribery, fraud and breach of trust dealing with a Senator, spend $600,000 a year for limo service, and give great tax breaks to the wealthy, maybe I should be asking Stephen not Santa to fulfil my wish list. 

First wish.

Return the 57 billion dollar surplus Jim Flaherty took from the Employment Insurance program. Canadians could really use that money now. We have been paying into it for years and it only seems right that we should be able to benefit from it seeing that your government has failed to create the jobs Canadians need.  With these dollars  your government could create a Canadian jobs training program for all those jobs your government is giving to Temporary Foreign Workers. I read 25% of all jobs created in Canada go to TFW. Last year in Alberta it was 65% of all new Albertan jobs. Wow!


Second wish.

Stop dismissing Canadian troops from the military before they qualify for a pension. It’s not

right. These men and women deserve to be respected and supported. After all wasn’t it you Stephen that attended a “Support Our Troops” rally on Parliament Hill? 

Third wish.

Reconsider your vote against the motion calling for CPP expansion. You and your comrades voted it down a short time ago. You don’t know it, but as the NDP riding president for Parry Sound-Muskoka I receive calls and emails from local seniors who receive no reply from our conservative MP or MPP regarding the high cost of retiring. If I was their representative I would surely have the decency to respond to their concerns.  

Fourth wish.

Do something about eliminating, not reducing, child poverty in Canada. In 2012 over 422,000 high net worth individuals in Canada held US$1,529 billion in wealth. This equals 26% of total individual wealth held in the Canada. Having this degree of child poverty along side this level of personal wealth is a disgrace. 

Fifth wish.

Honour the the treaties Canada has with First Nations. I just can’t get that image out of

my head,  you Stephen with that eagle head dress on and that wonderful speech you gave about the partnership with First Nations people. Hey Stephen did you know the Indian Act has been compared to South African Apartheid ? 

Sixth wish.

This wish is for me. I have noticed you and John Baird have been pretty interested in democracy

lately with your support of the democratic protest taking place in Ukraine. My wish, if you want to support democracy,

practice it at home. 

Stephen your government needs to put more than a lump of tar sand oil in Canadians Christmas  stockings this Christmas. 

Clyde Mobbley, president

Parry Sound-Muskoka NDP Riding Association


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