Paul Dewar considering run for NDP leadership
Paul Dewar for NDP leader. I would support that.
I’m often asked, outside the Conservative parties, who do I think are good politicians. Paul Dewar is usually one of my first responses. Why? Because he is exactly what he says he is; nothing more, nothing less – and I totally respect that.
Working under the shadows of two high profile politicians, his mom Marion Dewar and former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, Paul has cut his teeth on left wing politics. But if you met him and talked to him, you would learn that his politics is rooted in making the world a better place not a militant left-wing ideology.
He talks about lowering business tax rates. He understands the importance about remaining competitive. He knows the limits of rhetoric when it comes to foreign relations. And he has a sense of what’s right and fair.
Do I always agree with his politics? No. But would I respect his point of view and give it serious consideration on important issues? Absolutely.
Paul would bring a gravitas to the NDP party at a time when the federal Liberal party is floundering, directionless and leaderless. His ascension to party leader of the NDP could solidify Canada as a two party state for the coming generation. He is by far the only NDP contender being talked about who can do this.