trudeau and wynne

After hearing last Friday’s Federal Throne Speech I remembered a word that I hadn’t thought of for a long time – the word is “Mandate”. When I was a younger man, a political mandate was where, at election time, the various parties would lay out their platforms to the voters, and the voters could assess which they liked best and vote for that party. The parties platform was to be incorporated into a vision of what they saw that they could do for Canada and Canadians.

Today, we seem to have lost sight of the “Vision for Canada”, and in our recent past, our politicians have pretty much mishandled their “mandate” for governance. To Justin Trudeau’s credit ( I’m non partisan ), he laid out quite a spread of things he offered to Canadians, as a Leader and as a Party. Where I am cautiously impressed, for the time being is, that after he won his resounding Majority, he didn’t turn his Mandate into the typical “I have a majority, therefore, I will do whatever I please to do” attitude of governance. Yes, Trudeau said that he would bring 25,000 Syrian Refugees to Canada during the election, but when there was a great fear and trepidation over the security of the tight timetable, he allowed for the Peoples’ will to be heard and he responded with an extended timetable. We have not heard any clamour over security since the extension of time was added.

By sharp contrast, Ontarians also have another Liberal Majority winner to watch, in Kathleen Wynne. She had the disrespect for Ontarians to run on the narrowest of campaigns, merely to stop Tim Hudak and his job cuts. Any issues were secondary to that message. Today, despite the fact that she never mentioned it during the election, Wynne is selling Hydro One disregarding the fact that more than 80% of the Ontario electorate disapprove of the sale. And she is acting unapologetic. In her mind, she has a mandate to do what she damn well feels to do. Period. It didn’t take her 10 years to disregard the voters and become arrogant.

Voters should get to understand that word “Mandate”, to compare how they are going to be treated after the win of the government. Perhaps this is a better instrument of decision for voters to take, because it is closer to the result of how we will be governed than anything the political leaders say. We know that the rogues will say anything to get elected.

Perhaps justified should be added to mandate, that we will accept from them to do what is justified in what they have said in that they will do. Now, to wrestle the power of an actual say out of their hands is quite a bigger fight.

A message to Ontarians, I believe that Wynne got that arrogant so quickly because after the election win, despite the 5 scandals the Liberals had perpetrated before the election, Ontarians were bamboozled to vote for Wynn and her Liberals. Frankly, she and her party should never been allowed to win the election. For the sake of the scandals, the Liberals should have been soundly punished at the polls. I believe that Kathleen has it in her mind that she hoodwinked the electorate and so she is smarter than us and can do as she pleases. That is why Ontarians CANNOT permit her to sell Hydro One. That would only reinforce her belief that she has a free hand to do as she pleases. This is a dangerous state to allow a Government, with poor judgement to have a free hand on your lives, and your wallets.

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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