Thursday, September 18, 2008

Star Letter

On Saturday the Toronto Star ran an editorial with the usual stuff about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's hidden agenda.

And in the process the paper took a swipe at my old organization the National Citizens Coalition.

So I took a swipe back in the form of a letter to the editor, which was published today:

Dear Sir/Madam:

You state that Prime Minister Stephen Harper "staked out quite radical positions" while leading the National Citizens Coalition.

Really?

What's radical about pushing for lower taxes, wanting a stronger defence, fighting for free political expression and for the democratic rights of unionized employees?

Those are some of the positions Harper "staked out" during his time at the NCC, positions a lot of Canadians would deem mainstream.

Gerry Nicholls, Former National Citizens Coalition Vice President, Oakville

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good letter Gerry. But why isn't anybody from the NCC setting the record straight?

MrEd said...

The MSM probably won't rturn their calls of outrage for fear of the CHRC coming after them

Ontario Girl said...

Thats what this country needs....more people setting these rags straight on their mis-information reporting. Too bad we will never get any comments PRINTED for the VOTERS to see. Nice try though.

Iain G. Foulds said...

... Gerry, you know that a nation has lost it's way, when the values of liberty are considered a "hidden agenda"

Roy Eappen said...

Great letter Gerry.