In the beginning of 2014, the Conservative Party of Canada sent out a circular to members that the party would have open nominations in preparation for the 2015 election. In June of this year, a press release was send out stating that Harper had approximately 100 of his MPs nominated. On that list is the name of the local MP Robert Sopuck. Did I miss something? Did anyone see, hear or read about an open nomination taking place in Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette?
So how did Robert Sopuck get nominated in 2014? This will be the third time that Robert Sopuck has been named by his party without going through a nomination process. Robert Sopuck’s nomination was really a rubber stamp of approval from his leader Stephen Harper.
So much for democracy under Stephen Harper. I always thought that democracy should begin at home. Robert Sopuck has been a loyal mouthpiece for Stephen Harper during his years in Ottawa. Do you want four more years of the same?
Inky Mark is a former member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the Manitoba riding of Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette.
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