SK NDP Premier, Lorne Calvert, in commenting on the recent 3rd-place finish in Weyburn-Big Muddy by-election, said, We are not connecting with individuals and their families in their homes. That’s something we need to think about.
Hullo, Lorne? Have you been paying any attention to what people within your own party have been saying over the past dozen years? You haven’t been connecting with them, either, have you? Except to organize against them at your sacred Convention.
You’re too busy manufacturing consent and kiss-assing AREVA, Cameco and other multinationals so that they can bring more death and devastation to our province with their promises of jobs in a refinery that processes uranium. And you must be spinning circles turning a blind eye to the Saskatchewan uranium that became part of the nuclear arsenal which has been stockpiled and dumped on innocent civilians. You must be too busy listening to bad advice and counting all that dirty money to bother looking at how you inflict more and more deplorable damage upon the people, animals, and eco-systems in Saskatchewan’s north and other parts of the world.
You’re so eager to be a do-gooder, finding work for the layed-off forestry workers that you’ll take anything that comes this way, not caring that the workers will end up giving up their lives to cancer!
Yes, Lorne, you need to think long and hard about that.
And while you’re at it, think longer and harder. Especially if you expect anyone but the die-hards — who voted against gender parity on the most important joint caucus and party committee you have going, the Legislative Advisory Committee — to cast their X beside an NDP-sponsored name on the next provincial or federal ballot.
And, if you’re really serious about thinking, you might also spend some time thinking about the token dollars you’ve provided to Tommy Douglas’ real legacy, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and compare that to the billion dollar give-aways of forest, minerals, and other natural resources you’ve provided to the business community you’re wooing.