I am proposing to sent up a petition to support Michael Chong, in his attempt to get the Reform Act made into law. The Reform act is intended to make MP’s represent the interest of the interests of their constituents better, and even will curtail the powers of the Prime Minister himself.
This is a draft of a petition (online, not a paper copy, which is worded differently to appease the need to be in line with Parliamentary procedure), as sent to Michael Chong, for his reflection, thinking and approval.
The online wording is far stronger, and will not appear on the Parliamentary paper copy, the online petition is for activists to help them promote Michael Chong’s Reform Act, and frankly, this wording would make most MP’s hair on the back of their neck bristle.
Here is the wording, please write your comments so I can refine the wording to have the greatest effect. I am in this for the democratic long haul, so I am not concerned about someone finding fault in what I am writing. If I am wrong I am wrong and correction is what I need as does our approach to activate the sleeping.
To Members of Parliament, in the House of Commons Assembled;
Canadians must face the facts, our democracy, as carried out in our Parliament, is not working. Almost half of all eligible voters do not see a need to vote. Mostly, they feel that their votes are meaningless because their representatives do not represent their interests. Rather, our representative, that we pay to represent us, seem to only promote the interests of the parties that they are affiliated with.
Our Parliament democracy was created many centuries ago. And while satellites circle the Earth servicing civilizations that are highly educated, with an seemingly infinite amount of information at the click of a mouse, we are ruled by a Parliament that was created to rule peoples that rode horses and were mostly illiterate. Something is terribly wrong with this picture. While we are vastly different our democracy has not evolved to be like us, think like us, or represent our interests. We want a say, even between elections. We are disenfranchised because we are not consulted; we are treated as if we do not matter, as if we are stupid.
It is in this spirit, we the undersigned, do sign this petition to demand something better. We sign this petition insisting that our members of Parliament support the Reform Act, as drafted by Michael Chong. It is a law that is too long in coming – something must change.