New United Workers Party (UWP) Senator, Dominic Fedee, attending his first session of the senate today, promised reporters to apply pressure where due.
He said he would not merely be an “obstructionist”, but would cooperate where necessary in the best interest of this country.
“I am looking forward to dialogue in the spirit of collaboration,” Fedee, whom the UWP had endorsed as its candidate to contest the Anse La Raye Canaries seat, said.
According to him, not because individuals sit on opposite sides of the political aisle means that there must be excessive political rancor.
In this regard Fedee disclosed that he was “very impressed” by the good example of the two major political parties in regard to the Citizenship by Investment Programme, (CIP).
He recalled that in the main, the UWP and the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), agreed on the CIP.
Nevertheless he noted that apart from that, the legislation and the manner in which parliamentarians on both sides conducted themselves “wasn’t too bad” and constituted was a good example to set to bring the country together.
Fedee observed that the issue did not stir up the excessive rancor that sometimes characterizes local politics.