14th February 2023
First let me say that I acknowledge that you all have sacrificed something by agreeing to stand (or sit) in the Canadian Houses of Parliament. Many of you have come from a long way away from Ottawa and have to rent lodgings of some kind there and be apart from your families. Not an easy thing to do.
Travelling long distances to get home at weekends must become a real drag considering the discomfort of our national airlines, and I admire those young enough to do it.
The urge to serve Canadians must have been strong within you to get you to stand for office to get things done and I wonder how much of that is left.
Under our “well past best by due date” first past the post system each of you won the largest number of votes in your ridings, but was that the majority of votes cast there? In a few cases yes, but in most cases I think not which means that you and your party represents a minority of your riding! Be that as it may, how do you serve the people of your riding and the party line at the same time?
There is no doubt in my mind that almost all of you work hard there in Ottawa and the most important thing you do is to vote on proposed Bills, amendments, motions etc., and this is where I have a problem. Since almost invariably the votes result in block Party votes and as your party is most likely a minority in your riding how can you say, or even think, that you are representing all (or maybe even some) of those of your riding?
Problem: ”If I vote for my constituents against my party I will not get endorsed for the next election”.
So, I come back to my previous statement about the urge to serve Canadians and have to ask was it really there or was this just an opportunity to get a job which, if you lasted long enough, would give you a good pension?
It is not really your fault, except that you play the game, but we have completely lost all vestiges of that democracy you all bleat about constantly. When I worked, and still do for that matter, I work(ed) for the benefit of my employer who pays me for my efforts and I am only doing one job at a time. Too many of our representatives also belong to competing organizations which have no interest in Canada except control. We have lost control of our country and our future unless we do something about it.
Who is better placed to take control back again than you?
What is needed is for good people to stand up for Canadians over corporations and all unelected organizations having control over us, NATO, WFO, IMF, BIS, WEF, UN etc., when none of their dictates should mean anything anyway.
To the Senators I say this: You are supposed to be the House of Sober Second Thought and I appreciate that you have done that with Bill C11. Thank you.
We are a large country with a very checkered history including our continuing apartheid system towards our aboriginal peoples, our gullibility when it comes to propaganda, and our growing distrust of each other aided and abetted by deliberate separation and pitting one side against the other.
We have lost the Rule of Law, the rights to worship which ‘god’ when and wherever we chose while international and national Rights and Freedoms have been written out of our laws without actually being either repealed or amended.
I ask you: “Is this the Canada you want to leave for your children?”
For those of you who fear losing your ability to run for a particular party again, what a blessing to get away from that form of coercion. Run as an independent on your record or for a small party which will not dictate how you vote. You will have the backing of those who appreciated what you did or tried to do for them. You don’t have to have a huge platform of impossible promises, just ideals.
I did actually stand for election in 2008 for a small party and of course I did not win but I opened eyes, ears and minds to possibilities. The events of the last three years have made me wish I was not such an old man and could give it another shot as my dreams for my Canadian children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are disappearing like the morning mist over a lake in the summer. This is not what I planned to leave them.
We have become a warlike nation, supporting apartheid and genocide by Israel; helping to create chaos in Haiti and for 8 years backing the war between Ukraine and the Donbass region, training their nazi army to kill citizens; now we have plundered our funds to supply equipment, ammunition and money to a war effort our propaganda machine has called an illegal invasion by Russia when we have been there for 9 years now. We have a much better use for that money here at home to solve our own apartheid situation.
Lastly, today, there seems to be a complete breakdown in the actions of way too many people who think violence is the way to solve their personal problems. Though I abhor violence it is not surprising when you consider that our leader not only uses hate speech with complete impunity, but actually invokes violence as happened a year ago in Ottawa. If the Rule of Law does not apply to our leaders, why should anyone else expect it to apply to them?
A year ago Canada gave the world a lesson in how to protest in a peaceful loving way which was completely distorted by and the government and their tame media and then very violently dispersed, thus giving those on the edge mentally the sign that violence was absolutely OK.
I grieve for Canada.
I trust you can find the will to mend her.