It was sad to read the report in the April 5 Peace Arch News on our local Member of Parliament, Gordie Hogg’s reaction to the ouster of Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal Caucus. What Ms. Wilson-Raybould was able to disclose to the Common’s Justice Committee was shocking to Canadians who had elected a Liberal government that campaigned on transparency and truthfulness.
Hogg’s responses dwelt on “best interests of the party,” “you have to buy into the team concept,” “the best interests of the party principles,” and that “doesn’t fit into the team concept of party politics.”
Instead of acknowledging that Ms. Wilson-Raybould, demonstrating strong personal ethics and courage, disclosed disturbing information, in the interview, Gordie Hogg parroted the party line that “let’s move forward and now focus on more important items.” (Translate: try to make electors forget).
Gordie Hogg is well respected locally. Could it be that he, along with most of the Liberal Caucus, require the Prime Minister’s approval of their nomination to run in the next election?
Eric H. O’Dell, South Surrey