What is Peterborough Liberal MPP Jeff Leal afraid of? A constituent reports that after waiting over six months for a 15-minute meeting, she was given the bum's rush this morning.
Apparently, Leal first asked her if she wanted a photo, then demanded the information packet on Hershey's Bill (which will remove Ontario's dog ownership ban), grabbed it and scuttled back into his conference room, slamming the door in her face.
Why would somebody run for public office if they don't want to deal with constituents? The person booked a meeting, had it constantly rescheduled but was still polite and on time. This is disgraceful behaviour; regardless of his own personal opinion or the one provided to him by Premier McDad, he should have held the meeting as scheduled.
I suspect Leal was fearful of possibly deviating from the party mantra then being ostracized by the ever-shrinking rat pack (most of them left the sinking ship last summer) that runs with the Premier, or maybe he is worried about losing his job as Party Whip.
On the upside, this type of arrogant behaviour is exactly what will sink the McGuinty Liberals, as we saw in Kitchener-Waterloo.