At Provincial Council, a speaker was introduced as the new national director of the NDP. His name was Robert Fox. As he began to speak, the usual chatter which often occurs around tables at a convention was going on, but not for long. Within a couple of minutes everyone in the room was silent and fully attentive.
This man, in a calm and direct way then proceeded to communicate with what I will call the healthier part of me and, I believe, most of the people in that hall. His message was compassionate, clear and direct, full of purpose and determination. It gave me hope. It made me realize that I was not alone in feeling the need for courage to face the task of reining in corporate power and reducing the harmful tendencies that have grown to be a subconsciously accepted part of our society.
As he spoke, I felt the enthusiasm and revitalization of many others in the room who I think may have been feeling some of the same discouragement that I had been feeling.
When he finished many got up and expressed their gratitude and one man his regret that Robert was not running for the leadership of the Party. I couldn't agree with him more. If you get the chance, read what he writes and listen to what he says. Perhaps it will give you the encouragement that I got to carry on trying to make this country a better place to live.