Toronto Star, May 25, 2005
Not part of move to `dump Harper'
by David Orchard
Bob Hepburn writes that there's a growing "dump
(Stephen) Harper movement" in the Conservative party.
David Orchard, he says, is "a key player."
A "dump anybody" movement is one of insiders and, in
the case of Harper, Conservative party members. I am
neither, and was even denied the opportunity to attend
the party's first convention as an observer. A movement
to "dump Harper" may well exist in the Conservative
party. I know nothing of it. Neither am I part of any
other group trying to unseat Harper.
Hepburn writes that this group is "working the
phones." That, too, is news to me. The phone calls I am
making have to do with prices of wheat, oats and fuel,
arrangements for leaf-cutter bees to pollinate alfalfa
crops and getting the seed into the ground on my farms.
One would hope the Toronto Star would subscribe to
higher standards of journalistic accuracy.
David Orchard, Borden, Sask.