Letters to the Editor -
I am increasingly concerned that our Liberal opposition is proving to be unproductive via it's failing attempts to be an affective opposition and significantly contribute to our governance. The issue forming my ire is the forced solidarity vote for the revised long gun registry. I remember the pressures felt years ago by our vigilant and respected MP George Baker. Often members were pushed to pull the party line else suffer the wrath of their leader etc... George voted as his constituents wished and always won our respect and votes.
I ask you to do the same and vote for the citizens of your district in the manner that they would if able. Don't worry about Iggy and his strong arm tactics. Most of us know it's just political posturing. The Liberal party can't afford to alienate anyone else in the country let alone it's elected representatives. Vote true and fear not...things will work out for you in the end... It's actions such as this that put morally correct and righteous members like yourself on the map so to speak. Doing what's right is often the harsher road but there are no short cuts to admiralty.
Thank you for giving my comments your time and consideration.
Editor's note: This letter was submitted to The Beacon, however it was addressed to Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor MP Scott Simms.