- Frank Blackwood
- February 01, 2011 - 15:52
Peter, Mr. Cabana burned his bridges the day he smiled for the camera. He is like a student who feels he should pass his provincial exams even though he never studied all year. Great article Peter. Frank Blackwood Ottawa, Ont.
- Maurice E. Adams
- February 01, 2011 - 07:49
When it comes to "descending into elitism", it appears that is what has happened to the PC party. It has, through its warped interpretation of its own constitution, become a "Conservative" Party. While the PC constitution clearly says (Article 5.2) that one must be (SHALL be) a member of the "party" if one is to be an individual member of an affiliated association or group, the party (as outlined in Mr. Robert Lundrigan's Telegram article of Jan. 24) has interpreted that article to say instead ---- the opposite ---- that is, that to be a member of the party, one must be a member of an affiliated association or group ---- that is, only members of the elite ---- members of the affiliated associations or group are "actual" members of the party. What a circular argument. You can't be a member of the affiliated association or group without being at the same time a member of the party (which makes sense and is what the relevant article actually says), and at the same time, the party is saying that you can't be a member of the party unless you are also a member of an affiliated association or group (even though article 5.2 doesn't say that). So therefore only the elite individual members of the affiliated associations or groups can now be "real" members of the party. If article 5.2 was intended to mean such a thing, the word "only" would have been inserted so that it would have said "only" individual members of affiliated associations or groups shall be members of the party. Yes. The PC Party has paid quite the price so that it could reject Mr. Cabana's candidacy ---- the price of "elitism". Maurice E. Adams, Paradise.