Broken promise disrespectful to voters
When politicians clearly dishonour voters by not following through on really important and substantive campaign promises, they are not entitled or deserving of being addressed as “Honourable,” let alone “Right Honourable.”
During the last federal election campaign, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau made a number of yet-to-be-fulfilled such promises when his party was in third place. Particularly that the first-past-thepost electoral system – that subsequently elected him a false majority government – would be the last one held in this country.
During that campaign, Trudeau also often and clearly stated that the next electoral system would ensure that every vote counted.
Trudeau, however, in his mandate letter to the new minister of democratic institutions, Karina Gould, clearly stated, “Changing the electoral system will not be in your mandate.”
This newly installed minister then clearly repeated that same message in parliament to all the members in attendance on Feb. 1.
When people talk about showing respect for our institutions and the people who aspire to be elected to these offices, what respect is earned – let alone owed – after such blatant disrespect of the people and our voting process? Even as undemocratic as it is?
And our political system’s leaders have the gall to criticize and wage very destructive and deadly wars against leaders in other countries for not politically being like our leaders. Charles W. Sampson Sydney Forks