Patricia Davidson Maverick Watch

The Conservative backbencher pushed her government to reconsider its support of the asbestos industry.

“The myopic policy of supporting the asbestos industry without fail must be viewed rationally and scientifically, and from both viewpoints the current policy our government supports falls well short,” she told Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis on March 25, 2010…

“In my view, this is not a partisan political issue, nor is it an issue where electoral politics should trump human health concerns that are truly at issue with the policy,” she stated.




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Patricia Davidson Maverick Watch

  1. A Conservative backbencher bemoans the lack of “rationally and scientifically” driven policy? That ain’t what got her elected. What got her elected is politically expedient policy. She rode that wave of ignorant expediency to get elected. She expects the CPC to change now?.

  2. So it comes down to this: the people’s elected representative can be elected as a member of the opposition, speak  loudly and publicly in the interests of the people, and be powerless to cause change, or the representative can be elected as a member of the governing party, work quietly behind the scenes to shape government policy in the interests of the people, and be powerless to cause change.

    And we wonder why we don’t have a higher quality of candidates in Canadian politics.

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