Now that we have had a couple of weeks to digest the recent provincial election here in Ontario, I for one am ready to offer my thoughts on where we could go from here.
With Andrea Howarth’s announcement that she will step down as leader of the NDP, I am looking for another Jack Layton to appear. We all remember Jack: “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be hopeful, loving and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
With his greying moustache and warm humour, Jack changed the image of the New Democrats by bringing believable leadership to the table.
Our own Wayne Gates has a lot of what we liked and miss in Jack Layton. The NDP in Ontario have proved themselves to be conservative minders of our taxes and conservers of our valuable resources.
Cronyism is thriving at Camp Ford. That rotten disease never had a place at the table in the history of Ontario’s New Democrats.
Wayne, I urge you to carry on your work for Niagara and broaden it to all of Ontario.
There are supporters here to help. I am sure of that.