To the editor:
On March 28, Cpl. Yannick Scherrer, one of our Canadian soldiers, was killed in Afghanistan. It was a sad day for all Canadians, but most of all for his family and friends.
People in Afghanistan and many other countries want democracy; so why does the “Harper” government find it so impossible to accept that Canadians must have democracy in our Parliament?
That brings us to the reason why we are having an election. The “Harper” government was found guilty of a historical first in all of the Commonwealth countries—contempt of Parliament. This is a very serious accusation; Harper willfully disobeyed and openly disrespected parliament. “Are we living in a contaminated moral society where people do not care about democracy, respect and the rule of law in Parliament; is it not where it should start? King Stephen prorogued Parliament twice which prevented democracy to prevail. Democracy is the backbone of our society.
We have the largest deficit in history, and this government has spent more than any other government. When Harper states that he is the best person for our economy, it doesn’t take an economist to know that the effects of our economy is exterior to our country—the USA, China and Japan are the largest influence to all country’s economies. We saw what happened when the U.S. went into a crisis—All the world went into a recession, including us, although “Harper’s” government denied it to the very end.
Coalition; how many times have we heard Harper say this word. Although (former PM Paul) Martin’s Liberals had been elected democratically, Harper wanted to become the PM; so he called the Bloc and the NDP and they all signed a paper together; the Bloc leader is now showing this paper in his campaign.
Remember when the “Harper” government ran on “We will clean up government,” and “Our government will have transparency, clarity and trust.” We have been lied to over and over, we’ve had scandal after scandal, flip, flops, and the RCMP’s investigations are still going on. But still, after all this, Harper wants a majority. This is scary coming from a man who was found guilty of contempt of Parliament; what would he do if he had a majority; think about it before you vote.
Instead of complaining about voting, think of it as a privilege that others in this world would love to have.