Don’t buy the hype from unions on what an early election call means

We’ve heard a lot over the last few days about the early election call but what we haven’t heard a lot about is how the union campaigns against Harper will continue.

  • Alain

    I cannot and do not claim to know what all union members think and do, but I do have quiet a few friends who belong to one of these big unions, not from choice but from obligation. There is no way that they would vote according to what their union tells them to do, for in fact they have nothing but contempt for their unions and how they use their membership dues for political purposes. In my opinion this attempt to sway their members will have little to no effect. At least these big unions will no longer be able to spew their lies and propaganda during the campaign to the general public.

    • The private sector unions have little sway I suspect and their numbers are relatively small, the public sector unions are another kettle of fish.

      • Alain

        The people to whom I referred are members of CUPE and the federal Public Service Union. Had they a choice they would not be paying members. This is why I doubt the effectiveness of this attempt by the unions in being able to sway their members.

        • Justin St.Denis

          I remember attending a string of parties held by OPSEU members in the wake of Mike Harris’ election and his Common Sense Revolution. They were celebrating the promised reduction in numbers in the ranks of the provincial civil service. It is my understanding that Harris got rid of a lot of “deadwood”. People still reflect fondly upon those times.

    • Clausewitz

      I solemnly declare that my Union’s Leaders can go fuck themselves.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I do wish bogtrotter Sid Ryan would fuck off back to the auld sod and never return. His blarney makes me gag. His corruption makes me vomit. His voice sound like nails on a chalkboard to my ears. I just wish he would go far, far away………permanently.

        • Clausewitz

          I hear Michael Coren likes him. Another big strike against Sid the Squid.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Had he decided to wait until 37 days before the election, they would bash him for taking too long to call it.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Harper Derangement Syndrome is characterized by remarkably predictable symptoms and behaviours on the part of the afflicted.