Joyce Murray’s real backers are American environmentalist groups.
The well-organized environmental outfit that backs Murray, the Dogwood Initiative, has been funded by co-funders of the Rockefeller campaign against Canadian energy exports
Vivian Krause ~~ Special to Financial Post ~~ April 8,2013
Conventional wisdom has Justin Trudeau winning the federal Liberal leadership race by a landslide. But Joyce Murray has told The Toronto Star that she is in the lead with even more registered supporters than Trudeau.
Murray’s team brought in “tens of thousands of supporters” and got 70% registration, she says. “A lot of people who are supporting me signed up because of endorsements like David Suzuki’s or awareness-raising by groups who care about the environment, democracy, women’s equality, an integrated food policy,” …
The peculiar thing about Murray’s position on pipelines and tankers is that she only opposes ones that would enable Canadian oil to fetch global market prices. She entirely misses or ignores the dozens of pipelines and tankers that import oil to the eastern coast on a daily basis.
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This is another facet of government dalliance with pressure groups.
(Liberal MP) Joyce Murray effectively sold off her sworn obligation to serve all of the people of her constituency and the people of Canada to a third-party political organization that brought her memberships and votes.
In return, she is comfortable shilling for foreign vested interests, stabbing us in the back while doing so. She is the poster child of a bought and paid for politician now a key Minister in the government (President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government).
That is why so many people are cynical about politics and politicians.
They are fed up with people who aspire to power but shun the responsibilities of elected office. Our government can easily enact legislation prohibiting non-profits like the Dogwood Initiative from receiving funding from foreign sources — but will not do so.
That could mean that Murray and some others might not win in October.
|Political Consultant & Strategist