Conservative candidate Shelly Glover caused a stir Monday when she said that Winnipeg Liberal candidate Anita Neville, 68, has “passed her expiry date.”
Glover’s campaign The Conservative campaign issued this statement from her today:
WINNIPEG – First of all, I would like to remind seniors in the Winnipeg area that Ms. Neville just voted to oppose the Conservative Government’s plan to increase GIS payments to the most vulnerable, lowest income seniors in Canada — a measure that would benefit single seniors by up to $600 and senior couples by up to $840.
My remarks were clear: I was referring to Ms. Neville’s performance as an MP, and only that. In my opinion, Ms. Neville has ceased to be an effective representative of her constituents. I believe someone new, of any age, with new ideas would be a more effective representative for the people of Winnipeg South Centre.
Our government has delivered more for seniors than any other government in Canadian history.
Glover’s statement is, at least, a refreshing rejection from the non-apology apology — “If my perfectly reasonable remarks offended anyone who is hypersensitive, I guess I’m sorry” — used so often in the p0litical sphere.