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More statesmanship needed from Poilievre

Posted on March 22, 2023 by Sunny South News

Dear Editor:

I am a supportive member of the Conservative Party of Canada. However, I disapprove of the tactics the leader and his advisers have designed in their attempts to bring down the Liberals/NDP and elevate the Conservatives.

As Pierre Poilievre is the leader and mouthpiece of the Conservatives we look to him for direction and strategy in strengthening our position for a convincing win in the next election. His major and often his only tactic seems to be that of attack and attack. When Mr. Poilievre is asked a question about his own party’s doings, he turns on Mr. Trudeau and points out him and his party’s failures. If this were to happen once and a while, we could understand, but when it is constant, it begins to grind upon us and we begin to wonder if we chose the right leader from among the candidates that earlier vied for the leadership.

Why doesn’t he cordially answer the questions presented to him instead of turning on his opponents and accuse them of some weakness or failure? Canadians are compassionate people; they are also perceptive. They may not like the policies of the Liberals/NDP, but when that two party alignment is viciously attacked again and again, sympathies begin to turn to them and away from Pierre, and finally at the ballot box vote for them instead of the Conservatives.

Let’s not be surprised if that happens unless Pierre Poilievre begins to behave like the statesman we Canadians want him to be when election time comes. We acknowledge his ability to express himself clearly. We also observe that he understands well the needs and wants of his country’s constituents. We want him to be our leader, but through a projection of respect and decency towards his adversaries he needs to win the minds and hearts of his countrymen.

Ray Sheen, Taber

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