Friday, September 14

Garth Turner visit to Lethbridge, Sept. 13, 2007

As expected, we had a most successful day.

Thanks Dianne for all your work and a special thanks to Garth and Dorothy Turner who gave so generously of their time so Garth could share some of his valuable experience and insights from his years in politics, hear our concerns and hopes and provide us with ideas for the future. I admire such independent people like Garth. He is prepared to stand on principle in the overall best interest. We need more such people. Even without any confirmation it is readily evident he takes the principle of representative democracy seriously rather than telling us what Ottawa wants us to do. Also it was great to see all the young people and others wanting to hear his message. It reinforces for me that it is definitely possible to be the change we need. We have got to believe in ourselves and that we will win. It was also encouraging on my arrival home to read a brief email reassurance from a Conservative former investor that attended that Garth is bang-on in his assessment. Garth, also noting the housing and banking issue that occurred in the US a couple weeks ago and the signs of cooling in Canada’s economy, emphasized the need for caution especially in Alberta dependent so much on oil revenue. He also reminded us as to how the high times affect those of lower income. The town-hall meeting in the evening was most entertaining and interesting. People also appreciated his candid address with respect to Mr. Harper’s broken promises with respect to the Income trust issue. I thank the media for their coverage and look forward their reporting. It is interesting to note the Conservatives are attacking him as they have been Mr. Dion right from the start of his leadership obviously perceiving them as huge threats to them. We need to ask if attacking rather than government is what Canadians want. We say no. We want honesty, openness and leadership in the issues that matter especially the economy and environment and let’s correct the Income Trust fiasco created by Mr. Harper’s Government.

To get to know more about Garth and his ideas please visit his website at For the latest in Liberal policy check, and for local issues keep tuned to my own website and blog at Keep up the great work Garth. You folks keep tuned and get your friends to check out our websites.

Michael Cormican, Federal Liberal Candididate, Lethbridge

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