Wait a minute Mr. Postman! Do you have a letter for me? From my favourite MP?
by Franke James
Mr. Postman look and see. Do you have a letter in your bag for me? Please Mr. Postman… There must be some word today from my MP so far away….
“I said I’m open to meet with them, and I am. When they ask, I will say yes,” Oliver told reporters.
“No environmental group has requested a meeting with me.”
So, I sent him a letter taking him up on his offer! Here’s a snippet…
“I am writing to request the opportunity to meet with you in Toronto concerning research for my new book which will have a story on Canada’s Energy Future and the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Specifically I want to help the “average Canadian” (including my neighbours in Eglinton-Lawrence) to understand the issues at play, and what’s at stake from an economic and environmental perspective.”
His offices in Toronto and Ottawa confirmed they got my letter, but they couldn’t promise I’d get a meeting…
Mr. Postman, I’ve been standing here waiting so patiently, for just a card or just a letter, saying Joe’s ready to see me. I’ve been waiting such a long time since I heard from that MP of mine.
So, I’m sending Dear Joe this Valentine…
I am wai-ai-ai-aiting with a tear in my eye,
for Mr. Postman to deliver my MP’s letter
telling me he’ll mee-ee-t with me.
“Wait! Mr. Postman look and see (oh yeah)
You got a letter in your bag for me (please please Mr. Po-o-o-stman)
I’ve been waiting such a long time (oh yeah)
Since I heard from that MP of mine.”
(Please Mr. Postman lyrics: Dobbin/Garrett/Garman/Brianbert)
Send me a letter, the sooooner the better.