One of the politicians we pay handsomely to represent this province on the national scene had a weak moment of stating the obvious this week.
Senator Fabian Manning said this province is still paying the price for the ABC campaign where former premier Danny Williams asked voters in this province not to send any Conservative politicians to Ottawa as a protest about the way we were being treated by Stephen Harper and his government.
Manning, a Tory and a loser on the federal scene, was twice appointed to the senate by Harper as a reward for representing the Conservatives in that election.
This week, he went on to say that many in power in Ottawa consider Canada ends at the Quebec border.
We don’t know about the other provinces out here in the east, but many in the province figured we already knew that and its ineffective and lightweight representatives like Fabian Manning are the reason we are marginalized and forgotten. They sit on their fat seats in the Red Chamber and do nothing to earn their inflated salary except doze off and submit travel claims.
Manning may have forgotten it but he was appointed a senator to work for the betterment of this province and its people.
Instead of spouting off that he observed his Conservative pals in Ottawa can’t get beyond their petty grudges, he should be earning the money we pay him by representing this province and demanding a fair shake.
And furthermore, in case the federal Conservatives missed the memo, they were elected to represent all Canadians, not just those who voted for them and think they can do no wrong.
Politicians like Manning and his ilk can’t say they didn’t earn the sad reputation they have with Canadians.