- June 11, 2013 - 13:58
The response of an UNELECTED party servant (wonder how he got that job!!) is a very sad reflection on just where politics has gone.........for far too long. MP Rathgeber can pick and choose any riding in the country and I can guarantee he would be elected "by the people". Almost 50% of this country don't even bother to vote because they know that NONE of the parties have any interest in them!
- Cyril Rogers
- June 11, 2013 - 11:19
It is time to have the pendulum swing back and give MP's more room to think and vote independently. A member can still support his party on money bills but, he or she should be free to defeat any bill that is not going to result in a government being defeated and forced to go to the polls. MP's are indeed like trained seals nowadays and too much power has been usurped by the PMO. Time to bring back a little more accountability and integrity to the system.
- June 11, 2013 - 08:36
It has been no surprise to many of us...Canadians that is.. that ALL political parties think of us as peons who need to be dictated to. The current PC government is just more blatant about their disregard for the population, seeing us as simply a source of revenue to fuel their own private agendas. Having a say in how your country is run or governed is a myth.