David Maclean Leaves Canadian Taxpayers Federation
Mr. Maclean's extreme right wing world view has been the source of a lot of blog posts for the progressive Left.
Will we miss him? ..... will I miss him ....?
I am of the opinion that David brought a nasty, snarky tone to the debates on Public versus Private in Saskatchewan and Canada. There seemed to be a constant, steady knee jerk move to condemn and vilify anything 'public' because Mclean's ideology says that someone in the private sector should be profiting from it.
In David's world, the concept of a crown corporation is evil incarnate. His contempt for the civil service and our public health system is legendary.
He is clearly part of the extremist free market group that has sprang onto the Canadian political scene from Alberta. He stands ideologically with Manning, Harper, Kenney, Levant, Day, Anders et al in their belief that the unrestricted free market will solve ALL challenges for a society. It is a false ideology. David is one of its most devoted disciples.
Extremist capitalism is not something that the Canadian mainstream society wants. Thank gawd.
Maclean exits ... and the air seems to be a bit fresher!
POSTSCRIPT: I will let David have the very last word on this particular post. August 11th -