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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Loyal Tamil backers could march over to NDP, Liberals fear Reply with quote

Loyal Tamil backers could march over to NDP, Liberals fear

May 14, 2009 04:30 AM
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As protesters rallied at Queen's Park, the Tamils' plight dominated the weekly Liberal caucus meeting, with MPPs urging Premier Dalton McGuinty to support a politically loyal community.

Behind closed doors Tuesday, MPP after MPP reminded the premier that the 200,000-strong Tamil community has long backed the Liberals, voting en masse and volunteering in campaigns.

"If we're not careful, there are at least five ridings we could lose if the Tamils go over to the NDP. ... They work very hard for us," warned one MPP.

McGuinty yesterday made a plea for Torontonians to consider the strife Tamils face in civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka.

"It is a bit of complicated issue. I can understand why folks, on the face of it, are unhappy with the inconvenience created by the Canadians of Tamil descent who are protesting," he said.

"What is unfolding in northern Sri Lanka is a bloodbath.

"In recent days, over 1,000 civilians have been murdered including 100 children," said McGuinty, whose adult daughter volunteered in Sri Lanka for nearly a year.

"We have the responsibility to allow people to express themselves and to dissent in a lawful way."



Liberals tabled a motion in the House yesterday afternoon imploring Ottawa "to continue to pressure all parties involved in this humanitarian crisis to bring this conflict to a peaceful end and allow international monitors, aid workers and journalists into the affected areas" of Sri Lanka.

"I think we owe more to the international community than simply to decry the inconvenience and broken laws here," the premier said.


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its good to know the liberals are worried about losing there loyal terrorist like supporters to the ndp . in a year where the province's economy is in the dumps all the liberals are now worried about is losing the tamil vote in places like scarborough . makes you wonder what on ontario politics is comng to .
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what the reaction would be if the Conservatives were supporting a group that used Child Soldiers?
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