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LETTER: Leaders’ debate proves one thing: we need better leaders

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are seen before the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.
Monday's debate was one of the last chances for the federal party leaders to sway undecided voters. How did they do? - Sean Kilpatrick/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Oh my goodness!

Unfortunately, these are Canadian voters’ only choices in the upcoming federal election.

Justin Trudeau, the ex-drama teacher, who loves dressing up to draw attention to himself, but doesn’t realize he’s been playing the lead role in a political farce based on that short tale known as the ‘Emperor's New Clothes’.

Andrew Scheer, the almost ex-insurance broker, who wants to be the captain of Canada’s hockey team, but only knows how to play American-style dodgeball when faced with a lineup of question-asking reporters.

Elizabeth May, the hyperbole-prone Greenie, who believes stopping the expansion of our tax-payer-owned pipeline will nullify the world’s carbon emissions from coal-fired electricity generating plants in places like India and China.

Jagmeet Singh, the earnest lawyer turned politician, who is promoting the idealistic notion that a majority of Canadians is ready to vote for a free-spending member of one of Canada’s most visible minority groups.

Yves-François Blanchet, the Bloc’s head, whose focus is on Quebec nationalism, promoting Quebec sovereignty and squeezing as much money out of Ottawa as politically possible.

Maxime Bernier, the one-man marching band with two right feet, who plays such discordant tunes most Canadians shake their heads in disbelief and then hastily switch to a different channel.

Voting this time will be akin to going to the grocery store to buy a fresh lemon only to find everyone is either bruised or moldy.

Lloyd Atkins,
Vernon, B.C.


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