He’s 92 and he’s pissed off. He is the living, breathing representation of a generation of Canadians who immigrated to Canada in 1953 from crushing poverty in Manchester. His story at the Labour party convention in the UK brought people to tears and now he’s aiming squarely at the prime minister of Canada: Stephen Harper.
As quoted in the Tyee, Smith says that Harper “…is really, to me, the worst prime minister that ever existed.”
He continues: ”Since Harper has come into power, everything has gone downhill. He has one consideration, and that is to let the rich get richer and the poor fend for themselves.”
In his book, Harry’s Last Stand, he writes: ‘As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so that you can help change it…’