An update: Chis Bentley quit politics in shame. However, the article is still informative. Please read on.
My MPP is Chris Bentley. I went to his riding constituency office to protest the prorogation of the legislature. Chris was not there so I delivered my message to his staffer. I told the receptionist that I thought that “proroguing was anti-democractic and I would not be voting for Chris in the next election”.
That I think raised the ire of the staffer who retorted that the legislature was pretty much soured anyways. I told him that “when the voters elect our representatives we assume that we are electing adults and don’t expect to be sending them to a sandbox. We expect them to get along”.
If I hadn’t said enough I continued to rub the salt into the wound I felt I had made. “The British Parliamentary System itself is broken. The Parliamentary System is an adversarial system to begin with.” “What we really need is Direct Democracy. The British Parliamentary System was created hundreds of years ago and it served the ignorant peasants pretty well, but we live in a time and age where we have instant information and instant communication. We are at a time when the population is more educated than at any time in the history of mankind.
The staffer stated that it’s been proven that Direct Democracy doesn’t work. I came back with “You’ll have to tell that to the Swiss, they’ve had Direct Democracy for about 150 years. And at that the people back then didn’t seem to have a problem with making decisions. The Swiss people 150 years ago using Direct Democracy make our system of government quite primitive.”
The staffer was happy to see me go.