Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bravo to a principled (now former) Conservative

The Liberal team in Fleetwood-Port Kells, where Brenda Locke nearly unseated Conservative Nina Grewal in the last election (the margin was 828 votes) and may well do so on Tuesday, gained some new supporters this week, including a former vice-president of Grewal's riding association.

Gurtej Gill, a former director of the Conservative Party constituency association, said in an interview yesterday he was disillusioned with the party and incumbent Conservative Nina Grewal, who is running for re-election. He said the party was not inclusive and the leadership was not accessible. He decided to support Liberal Brenda Locke.
Gill, a co-ordinator of a job-mentoring service for new immigrants, also indicated that a major reason for him deciding to leave the Conservatives and support the Liberals was the decision of the Harper Conservatives to attack Stephane Dion as unfit to lead the country because he sometimes has difficulty with his second language.
A Conservative riding vice-president from British Columbia has announced he's leaving the Tories and throwing his support behind the Liberals because of comments made by Stephen Harper about Liberal leader St├ęphane Dion on Thursday night. Gurtej Gill was vice-president of the Fleetwood-Port Kells riding, where Conservative Nina Grewal is the MP. Mr. Gill announced yesterday that he has left the Conservative party and will be supporting Liberal candidate Brenda Locke. Among the reasons he cited for leaving was "the disrespectful treatment of Mr. Dion."
Bravo Mr. Gill, and thank-you. Welcome to the team.

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Mark said...

In other words.... being able to converse in the language of 25 million Canadians is unimportant. Thanks.

A BCer in Toronto said...

You're welcome?