Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Prov. Tory vs Fed. Tory

Newfoundland & Labrador Premier Danny Williams has started running ads that attack Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The strange part of this story is that Premier Williams is actually a Tory himself; he just happens to be extremely upset with the Prime Minister. Why? Well, you probably already know: NFLD was kinda 'ripped-off' in the federal budget, at least according to the premier.

Just like Sask. Premier Calvert, Williams is complaining that his province wasn't treated fairly in the budget, concerning equalization (the only difference between the two premiers is the Calvert is NDP and Williams is Conservative).

So while these two premiers battle it off with Ottawa, I am personally going to see what the next province-by-province poll is going to reveal (I don't really like polls, but they give a very general idea, at least).


Jay said...

Williams is a Tory as he comes from the PROGRESSIVE Conservative tradition. Harper on the other hand is NOT a Tory. They are pure conservatives and are nothing more than republicans.

Dylan said...

Jay is right.

Remember Alex that there is still such a thing as a progressive conservative. Danny Williams is one of those few politicians still around.

Many disenfranchised Red Tories like Williams have no place to go with the CPC being a small version of the Republican party and the LPC being our traditional enemies.

Maybe you'll know what I'm talking about when the NDP gets sucked up by the Liberals someday :)

Alex said...

I do recognize the different ideological beliefs, I was simply commenting on the fact that they are still from the Conservative Party.

They're the ones who made themselves one, so they have given me the right to call them one, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

It may be the same name, but they are cut from the entirely different cloth.