Politics - Federal

Garth Turner Joins Liberals

By Ryan McGreal
Published February 06, 2007

Say it ain't so!

The Toronto Star reports that Garth Turner has decided to join the Liberal Party.

Turner is the outspoken Member of Parliament who was kicked out of the Conservative Party after writing too candidly on his personal blog. The Conservative Party claimed he violated party confidentiality, but Turner maintains he was kicked out because his political views were too independent.

It's sad that Turner, who lambasted the party system, which "roll[s] along, sucking up millions of dollars through slick direct mail campaigns, then spending it on polling and marketing and regional organizers with six-figure salaries", would decide to jump into bed with another "giant political machine" after his recent dalliance with the Green Party.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By Bleedin'Heart (anonymous) | Posted February 07, 2007 at 03:18:52

Garth Turner said today something like, 'The Liberal Party is like (in values) the original Conservative Party.'

....And that's why i'm voting NDP.

I've always admired Garth Turner for his candor & his cowboy boots.

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