Save the outrage for the really outrageous

I had to smile reading Perry Foster’s perspective on the NDP.

Save the outrage for the really outrageous

I had to smile reading Perry Foster’s perspective on the NDP.

Totalitarian? Fascist? Malignant?

Some might feel that a candidate selection policy which values gender equity and the inclusion of minorities is eminently desirable, and that asking potential candidates to refrain from public criticism of the party is perfectly understandable.

Recall that this is the same NDP-Green alliance which has banned corporate and union donations from political campaigns, ended the senseless grizzly bear hunt, and reined in runaway real estate prices. The same group which has opposed increased oil tanker traffic off our coast, and that is currently experimenting with low cost daycare.

Yes, the government has made some blunders — in my opinion, LNG and Site C both qualify — but still, this is a government characterized more by a welcome response to long ignored, majority held public sentiment, than the imposition of “elitist left wing” values.

The New Year is certain to include many challenges; climate disasters, war, refugee crises, injustice and rising inequality, to say nothing of our boorish, bellicose neighbour to the south.

I would suggest that we all shepherd our outrage for things that really matter.

Mike Ward

Duncan

Just Posted

City of Duncan conducts third Citizen Survey

Survey will be held from March 20 to April 3

Drivesmart column: Intersection Watch sees many drives who don’t know the rules

321 drivers executed either a rolling stop or no stop at all.

Shawnigan Lake residents rally to rebuild memorial bus shelter

Nick’s Stop is a reminder for all to slow down

Cowichan Valley U18 Silver boys’ team’s historic run ends in semis

The successful season that saw the Cowichan Valley U18 Silver boys win… Continue reading

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Coming up in Cowichan: World Water Day

Shawnigan Lake marks World Water Day Got clean local water? “The ability… Continue reading

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

Search and rescue team helicopters injured climber from B.C. provincial park

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Trudeau in Vancouver to support Tamara Taggart at Liberal nomination event

The former broadcaster is seeking the nomination for the Vancouver Kingsway riding

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Most Read