Not impressed with federal Liberals

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Dear Editor:

Below you will find a letter I wrote to my MP Scott Simms and I would like for you to consider publishing it as an open letter to MP Simms.

Dear MP Scott Simms (Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor):

Sir, unlike my Father I do not worship or have alliance to any particular party and on voting day I vote for the person that I think will best represent the region I live in, my family, and me in the House of Commons.

Dear Editor:

Below you will find a letter I wrote to my MP Scott Simms and I would like for you to consider publishing it as an open letter to MP Simms.

Dear MP Scott Simms (Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor):

Sir, unlike my Father I do not worship or have alliance to any particular party and on voting day I vote for the person that I think will best represent the region I live in, my family, and me in the House of Commons.

Since my return and settling down in central Newfoundland I have voted for you and the Liberal party because I thought you were the best choice for the job, however, over the past year or so I have questioned that decision and here's why. You and your party are continuing to prop up the Conservative government for selfish reasons and selfish reasons only and your latest actions regarding the last federal budget was the last straw.

Your leader, Mr. Ignatieff stated he and his party will not support the latest federal budget yet he will not vote against it in enough numbers to trigger an election. He states that he is doing this because Canadians don't want an election. Sir, that statement alone indicates to me a lack of leadership, initiative, and determination by the Liberal Party to form the next government.

Fact of the matter is the Liberal Party's self-interest acts undermine its existence as a viable alternative to the Conservative government. I can guarantee you that if the Liberal Party had a 5 per cent lead over the Conservatives in the polls the issue of whether Canadians want or don't want an election would not be an issue and you would be busy campaigning to keep your seat. How can your party support a budget that according to your leader does nothing for Canadians? No help for seniors, no national child care policy, no strategy for job creation now or the future, no green job strategy, no strategy on environmental issues, etc. What you and your party are telling Canadians is this budget is bad for Canadians, however, we will support it because we are not leading in the polls. Sir, I have seen selfish acts by federal and provincial parties, past and present, but this is the worst case of self-centeredness I have ever witnessed. Sir, based on this stance that you and your party as taken I will not be placing an X besides your name or any Liberal candidate's name when the next federal election occurs even if that candidate appears to be best suited to represent the riding. You and your party have changed my way of approaching politics and that is I no longer have an alliance towards a political party but how I have an alliance against a political party.

Yours truly,

Brian Pollard

Bishop's Falls

Organizations: Liberal Party, Dear Editor, Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor House of Commons Conservatives

Geographic location: Newfoundland I

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