It’s funny how words can mean different things to different people.
Take the word compassion.
To me compassion means feeling empathy for people who are enduring misery, or pain or suffering.
I, for instance, have great compassion for Toronto Maple Leaf fans.
For Ontario Liberals, however, compassion means something else.
Compassion for Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman means rejecting the lead of Alberta which is planning to give Albertans more choice when it comes to health care.
Compassion for Smitherman means patients suffering in pain must remain suffering in pain on long waiting lists.
Compassion for Smitherman means denying ailing Ontarians fast medical help, simply for the sake of socialist ideological purity.
In other words, Liberals are determined to be compassionate even if it kills us.