Where is Canada’s transparency, democracy?

As we approach Remembrance Day, please let us all reflect on what our brave young men and women were fighting for.

Editor, The News:

As we approach Remembrance Day, please let us all reflect on what our brave young men and women were fighting for.

It was for our democracy and freedoms, our true Canadian values, which they were willing to sacrifice their lives for.

Yet, in 2013, you can see these same values being eroded by our current federal government.

Where’s the transparency, where’s the honest and open debate? Where is Canada’s democracy?

A government which was elected by roughly thirty-six percent of Canadian’s, and then operates as a quasi-dictatorship. They need to remember, the other sixty-four percent of Canadian’s who still need to be represented in Ottawa.

What we currently have is a form of corporatocracy, similar to plutocracy,  where the large and powerful corporations get their man elected, then serves their interests.

Some in our society like it this way, thinking that their interests are best served by the rich and powerful corporations. But, you need to think again – these people at the top are there to further their own interests, to enrich themselves or their share holders.

It is their meddling in our democratic process, buying off the politicians that is eroding our democracies, and turning Canada into their dominion – the dominion of the rich and powerful.

You’ve all heard the quote, ‘Money buys people. But it doesn’t just buy people, it corrupts them.’

If that is what you want running our government, then I truly feel our country has been transformed, and not for the better.

This Remembrance Day, think about what our brave young men and women were fighting for, and take a stand for our Canadian democracy.

John E. McKenzie

Maple Ridge

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