Tuesday, December 06, 2005

What A Crock

Here we go again ….. electing another dictator. Why do I say this?? Let’s look at the way we got into this mess.

We have what is considered a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy (means that a king or queen is the figurehead). The Prime Minister is elected by the leading party (we have 4).

Now these party leaders have the power to create the political agenda for the party, the party rules, by which all members must adhere too; set party policy, and replace and reassign party members at his/her discretion.

Your MP, if a candidate in one of these 4 parties, must follow the agenda set by the party leader -- unreservedly. Consequences for failing to “tow the party line” include banning MP’s from committees, (which are gravy trains where they make mucho dollars), or being kicked out of the party altogether.

So if you were hoping for representation from your MP ... fuggedaboudit.

In essence, one person sets the agenda for the country, unless in a governing minority situation, they require the support of opposition members.

So what are some of the powers of the PM (dictator)?? They can appoint:

- All members of Cabinet;
- Senators;
- Heads of Crown corporations;
- Supreme Court judges;
- Exec Board positions (ie: Head of Transport Safety Board, etc.);
- All Ambassadors;
- Governor General;
- and about 3100 other positions across Canada.

Arguably, the PM has the most absolute power of any elected leader in any fully democratic country.

Free elections alone are not sufficient for Canada to be a true democracy. Without reform, Canadians going to the ballot on January 23 are just choosing another dictator (perhaps one that is not as bad as the last one … but a dictator all the same).

Fireweed Democracy is a project that is seeking your input on electoral reform. Make sure you pay a visit: http://www.fireweeddemocracyproject.ca/.

Remember that change can't happen without you .... get involved!


At Wed. Dec. 07, 05:51:00 p.m. MST, Blogger ABFreedom said...

The biggest hurdle would be getting ON/PQ to accept any kind of reform ... :-(

At Wed. Dec. 07, 07:09:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Justthinkin said...

"Arguably, the PM has the most absolute power of any elected leader in any fully democratic country." NO. He has the same power as in a dictatorship. From the day this country was formed, we have never been a democracy in practice, name only. Do you know that when AB & Sask where created, they wanted to be ONE province? The PM, a Lieberal at the time, said no, he didn't want such a large area being a threat to central Canuckistan. The West has been screwed since day 1, and will continue to be until we wake up and leave this dead horse excuse of a country, either by separation or civil war.

At Thu. Dec. 08, 12:35:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Gayle said...

Right you are, Justthinkin: The president of the US has the most absolute power of any elected leader in any fully democratic country. Because, even with all the screaming lieberals down here, we still - so far and thank God - are a democracy.

I wish you people all the luck in the world in getting things changed.

At Thu. Dec. 08, 07:45:00 p.m. MST, Blogger DazzlinDino said...

Didn't Martin say when he first gained the golden toilet that the senate positions would ALL be elected positions???

At Tue. Dec. 13, 01:04:00 p.m. MST, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

Dazzlindino, Haven't the Lieberals always made promises to get elected and then allowed them to fade in our short collective memories?

Amazing all the new and wonderful things Libranos are goig to do. Why now? Why not more for children at least, during the last 12 years? Do we Canadians not understand fraud when we see it?

Liberal Tactic; Promise - get elected - Forget!

In 1974 the Liberal government entered into a 71 year land lease agreement with the Squamish Indian band.

Liberals promised to build an environment centre on the land leased near the Lions gate bridge on Vancouver’s north shore.

The Liberals, after paying millions in annual lease fees, have still not built the promised centre.

Annual lease fees started at $4 million in 1974 and have risen on a regular basis . Last Auditor General figures show income on a sub lease at $2.2 million and government lease payment of $28.8 million for a net loss of our federal monies of about $26.6 million.

The lease rate will soon be raised to a new higher value as per the lease agreement.

Is this the wise governance our Canada needs?

The site is the fourth most contaminated site in government hands and the clean - up may cost us millions more than the monies already lost.

This is only one of many similar unwise Liberal decisions wasting our tax dollars every day. I am told there are also vacant leased offices in the Ottawa, Hull Quebec areas.

These issues are only part of an incomplete list of 200 Liberal shortcomings.

Each item on the list of 200 scams or scandals is the result of a write up in the National Post, Ottawa Citizen or other respected news publication bound with the obligation to publish the truth or face legal prosecution by the courts.




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