Crit­i­cism of NDP ‘wor­ri­some’


Dear edi­tor,

I am writ­ing to com­ment on a letter from Joy French-Cole­man in the May 25th edi­tion of The Com­pass head­lined “Con­cerns about the NDP.”

I dis­agree with her crit­i­cisms and find them wor­ri­some. It seems in­con­sis­tent to both up­hold re­li­gious stands and dis­ap­prove of help to the poor and other needy peo­ple. Peo­ple who ad­vo­cate ma­te­ri­al­ism and the greed and self­ish­ness of mar­ket-driven gov­er­nance ought not to claim right­eous­ness morally.

This and other im­plied crit­i­cisms re­mind one of the cur­rent Tea Party ac­tivists in the U.S., and the ap­par­ent adop­tion of sim­i­lar at­ti­tudes here in Canada by the newly-elected Con­ser­va­tive Harperites.

Nathan Rich Har­bour Grace

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