Federal Election – The People Need Not Interrupt (8)

Essential Knowledge Needed to Grow an Election part 8

Federal Election – The People Need Not Interrupt

When an election has been called we think that all democracy has broken out and that this is democracy in action, however, in these exercises the public has little to no input in the process, and more particularly, the public has little to no voice in the dialogue that goes on. One wonders if the whole process has more to do with window dressing or proof that we do in fact have a democracy.  The process is more akin to the moving of a great machine appointed by the leader and their hired election team.  The dialogue is a dance between the leader, speech writers and the media looking for the biggest story of a brawl – the public need not interrupt, this is a democracy-free zone.

If this was a democratic exercise the contenders would seek to have a form of discourse with the public.  If this was a democratic exercise we wouldn’t be having this $3 -4 hundred million process going on when the poll have emphatically  shown that the public doesn’t see a need for an election.  On Jan. 31, 2010 canada.ca it was written “In an exclusive poll conducted for Postmedia News and Global News, 64% of surveyed Canadians said the federal political process is working “just fine” and that there’s “no need” for an election. Only 36% said an election is necessary.”  I would suggest that the politicians should just learn to get along. This election is a party process and this is just another evidence that the Party System is clearly organized against public democracy.

If Parliament is unworkable and intolerable to our so-called representatives, that we sent to Parliament in 2008, and it was also to the representatives we sent in 2006 and in 2004? Should we get the likely result of a minority government in this election, what will change?  We will still have the antagonism and conflict that besieged our last 2 Parliaments.  Conflict is the nature of the adversarial British Parliamentary System of democracy; it has been laden with lawyers from early times. But our leaders, whose bums warm the seats in Parliament will be the same leading antagonists.  When will the public stop this madness?

When will the public stop this madness?  The logic is simple.  If the leaders set the tone for our Parliament and if they were so unhappy with the past Parliamentary sitting, don’t elect them – dump them.  I encourage the voters in the ridings of the main political leaders to do Canada and the Canadian voters a favour and vote for anyone other than the leaders.  To reject the leaders is to do a great public service.  Likewise, I encourage all Canadians everywher to vote for independants that owe no allegience to any parties interest; parties are at the heart of this discontent.

If a leader is not elected, that party will have to elect a new party leader.  That would be good for voters and the Parliament.  This will give the parties the message to the parties that they need to find leaders that will work more harmoniously in government.  Canada lives in harmony, our Parliament should act in a way that is reflective of our Canadian society.

If the voters voted to remove the leaders, this in itself would be real democracy in action.

Party leaders and ridings
Harper, Stephen     Conservative     Calgary Southwest, Alberta
Layton, Jack     New Democratic Party     Toronto–Danforth, Ontario
Ignatieff, Michael     Liberal     Etobicoke–Lakeshore, Ontario
Duceppe, Gilles     Bloc Québécois     Laurier–Sainte-Marie, Quebec

If you agree, please spread far and wide.

Rob McQueen


About pushinback

Back in 1993, I attended an anti-Nafta rally in Ottawa along with over 110,000 others. But despite the overwhelming opposition to NAFTA, the steamroller rolled on. It was there that I came to understand the one vital thing that I have been preaching ever since. There are so many issues, and so many fighting each issue, we are all spinning our wheels, and wasting our time, talents and energy, because each election, we give the politicians our power and so the deck is stacked against us. I said it that day and I say it with more fervency today. We all have one issue that we share, and we should all stop fighting for our own issues and losing anyways, and we should fight to achieve that one thing that we all share. We Canadians all have to fight to finally get a say between elections. We need to fight to make politicians accountable to us, the people. If there is no accountability, and the people have no say between elections, we have no Democracy. My Blog is written to teach the reader the essential knowledge of freedom and Democracy. Please read, and learn. I am one person, but I leave you my witness that one person is not powerless, only first you must first learn and then act. Let the democratic revolution begin. Kindest regards, Rob McQueen
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