Mayes takes unfair parting potshot

I was disappointed in Colin Mayes’ comment in the newspaper that “...the Conservatives and Liberals... agree on one thing

I was disappointed in Colin Mayes’ comment in the newspaper that “…the Conservatives and Liberals… agree on one thing: ‘We don’t want socialism in our country.’”

If it was Mr. Mayes’ intention to reference the New Democratic Party as socialism (where government no longer merely regulates the market and creates conditions that support justice, but begins to own the market and impose justice), then he must surely agree that the erasure of records and public information by the former Conservative government qualifies that party as corporatism as it was practised between the first and second world wars, where the individual vanished both in theory and in practice under the will of one person.

As reported, this unsettling comment seems an undignified end to Mr. Mayes’ political career.

Donna Easto

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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