Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Garth Turner gets Dooced!

Canadians, go watch the interview between Garth Turner and Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May, from October 17: MP TV. Garth Turner was the Conservative MP for Halton, (a suburb, essentially, of Toronto).

Today he was kicked out of the party because of what he wrote on his blog (aka dooced, derived from the experience of this woman). Apparently he's been too critical of his party -- and you can read for yourself, he's pretty open about his thoughts and his willingness to work hard for his voters. (I'm not saying he's perfect, I just respect his general style, what I've seen of it.)

Politics and religion can often sadly have something nasty in common: once you belong to the group, you're supposed to stop asking questions, speak only in memorized lines from the book (or official platform), and help keep a white-knuckle grip on power.

But Turner's asking a serious and important question, and good for him for doing it: what ARE the Tories going to do about the environment? Give lip service and non-specific emissions targets while essentially kow-towing to Alberta oil money, or are they going to implement an effective plan that helps the environment and the economy?


At October 18, 2006 5:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn right! Let's not bring back the Spanish Inquisition now... or is it too late?


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