Shift to the right

Shift to the right Re Seasons of Change letter, the News, September 2: There's a lot that Louis-R. Gagnon recently wrote in a letter that's complete rubbish. However I'll stick to one topic Ð the idea that Jack Layton ever had a chance at being the prime

Re Seasons of Change letter, the News, September 2:

There’s a lot that Louis-R. Gagnon recently wrote in a letter that’s complete rubbish. However I’ll stick to one topic - the idea that Jack Layton ever had a chance at being the prime minister.

While Gagnon may think Layton “would have surely been a great progressive prime minister,” the truth is, he would have never had that opportunity even if he had been perfectly healthy. Canadians en masse would have never elected him. You’re being naive to think otherwise. And for this I thank my lucky stars - both for myself and for Canada.

One thing Gagnon did nail is that there is a wind of change coming. However, he’s mistaken that it’s in the form of an NDP or Liberal government. We saw the first signs of this when Toronto overwhelmingly selected a conservative mayor.

We’ll likely see the same in their provincial election next month.

There’s a reason why Canadians have moved farther right … and don’t kid yourself, we have moved farther to the right. The socialist BS that’s been stuffed down our throats the last 20-plus years hasn’t worked. Canadians have woken up, and we’ve had enough of it.

We realize it’s time to do something new, and sadly for Gagnon, that something new will not be the NDP.

As for myself, I eagerly look forward to the next four years of a Conservative majority government in Ottawa.

Hopefully Yukoners are smart enough to realize that we’re all better off with a majority conservative territorial government as well.

Jordan Rivest

Whitehorse