As I noted in yesterday’s posting, Globe and Mail columnist Jeffery Simpson took a cheap shot at the National Citizens Coalition.
In response, I sent the Globe a letter to the editor which was posted today. Here is an edited version which appeared today:
Jeffery Simpson’s implication that the National Citizens Coalition is not a serious organization is ludicrous. (Ignatieff’s Unbearable Lightness of Absence – April 8)
In fact, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was president of the NCC for four years precisely because he realized it is helping to make a difference in Canada.
Representing thousands of Canadians, the NCC promotes free enterprise, individual freedom and better, more accountable government.
It has battled to protect free political speech, it has exposed and opposed wasteful government spending and it has waged vigorous media campaigns to protect economic and political freedoms.
Mr. Simpson may not agree with the NCC’s political stance, but he should not shortchange its accomplishments.
As I said that’s the edited version. My original ending line was this:
“Mr. Simpson may not agree with the NCC’s political stance, but for him to shortchange its accomplishments is simply shoddy journalism.”