Letters to the Editor

Letter 2: Thoughts about Canada’s Senate

To the editor:

Stephen Harper has appointed a total of 58 people to a Senate he insisted was going to be elected.

Traditionally a budget is a separate Bill, outlining in some detail the government’s spending for the year. But Harper, in an outrageous display of contempt, packaged the budget into two bills—numbers C-38 and C-45—and rammed them through Parliament with virtually no debate.

Those two bills included changes to more than 120 laws and regulations, and radically changed the way governments function in Canada.

Today nobody can be held accountable for anything. That includes the Premiers, our Prime Minister and our Supreme Courts.

The Queen is no longer an effective Head of State, and the time has come to sever our colonial ties.

Then we can finally write our own Constitution, and become a sovereign democratic society where the people control the politicians and the courts enforce the laws instead of re-writing them.

Andy Thomsen,

Summerland

 

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