Letter to the Editor: Randy Hoback — July 27, 2012

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July 24, 2012 was a historic moment in Washington.

Thanks to the efforts of our government and the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, the main session of the International AIDS Conference addressed for the first time, the issue of Aboriginal AIDS.

Yet where was the NDP’s health critic, Libby Davies, during this historic meeting?  Well, she travelled to the conference, presumably, using taxpayers’ dollars, but was nowhere to be found during this important meeting. Instead, Ms. Davies chose to spend her time protesting at the White House, demanding that President Obama raise taxes.

The NDP aren't content with threatening only the Canadian economy; they seem to believe it's also a good use of their time, and presumably taxpayers’ dollars, to push their risky economic agenda in the United States as well.  

July 24 was a day to celebrate a historic milestone in the fight against AIDS in aboriginal communities in Canada and around the world. Instead, the NDP chose to fight for higher taxes.

This is yet another example of how Mr. Mulcair’s NDP threaten dangerous economic experiments and put the interests of a narrow band of activists ahead of the interests of hard-working Canadian families.


Randy Hoback, MP

Prince Albert

Organizations: NDP, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Prince Albert

Geographic location: Washington, United States, Canada

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