Ethical double-standard typically Conservative

So one wonders how he reacted to the spectacle of soon-to-be former PM Stephen Harper shamelessly cavorting with Rob Ford

David Lloyd protests (‘Inappropriate to endorse Candidate’, Oct. 23) because certain CVRD directors and other local civic representatives endorsed one of the candidates standing in last week’s federal general election — in Lloyd’s mind, a ‘completely inappropriate’ action.

So one wonders how he reacted to the spectacle of soon-to-be former PM Stephen Harper shamelessly cavorting with Rob Ford, self-confessed substance abuser and former Toronto mayor (although still a city counsellor), at a rally held in support of the Conservative Party of Canada that Ford and the so-called ‘Ford Nation’ organized just before election day.

Will Mr. Lloyd now write another letter of protest about this further example of ‘completely inappropriate’ behaviour on the part of elected civic representatives? Better not hold our breaths waiting for that to happen: hypocrisy and ethical double-standards seem to be deeply ingrained characteristics of the Conservative Party of Canada and its supporters.


Steve Koerner

Cowichan Bay

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