I got an email last night from an old colleague I have worked with for almost 20 years. He calls himself a conscientious objector to the NB Power sale. After some thought, I think this is a good term to describe many of the people I have talked to about it. They make half-hearted attempts to attack the deal on its merits but in the end, for them it really is a matter of conscience. Something just doesn’t feel right.
A conscientious objector is an individual who, on religious, moral or ethical grounds, refuses to participate as a combatant in war or, in some cases, to take any role that would support a combatant organization armed forces.
With a conscientious objector it’s not about facts.
I can live with this position more than the generalized rants about losing sovereignty and Quebec putting the screws to New Brunswick somewhere down the road.