When I was a kid, elections, and democracy was where politicians and their parties laid out their platforms, and their visions for the Nation and the people would review what was said and vote according to their decisions. Today it aint like that no more. Who hears the word platform anymore, it has been replaced by attacking your opponent, they are bad, We are the only good, is the new refrain.
And what politician has vision anymore? Who needs a vision for Canada when you have refined your conniving techniques?
It was only back at the time of Mulroney that the Free Trade Deal was offered to Canadians in an election. Yes, the opponents of free trade, the Liberals and NDP had more than 61% of the vote, but we were given the choice in an election.
Switch forward to today and Stephan Harper and his Conservatives; we had 3 elections before Stevie told us that he was negotiating with 2 parties, the Chinese and the European Union for free trade deals. And we learn that last Friday the Free Trade Deal with China was radified. Friday is a slow news day, and everyone is out making plans for the weekend, and it was made as a passing announcement.
Politics, and Democracy has had a major slide since Stevie has gone to Ottawa. What the hell are you Conservative voters thinking when you vote for Mr. Stealth? Do you not care about your Country?
Pathetically, Trudeau has the knife to do the same, to protect the interests of the 1%, and only marginally protect the interests of the rest of us smucks. Just enough to keep us and our guns off the streets. Stick a soother in the mouths of Canadians and they will all be happy.