I listened with expectations to the party leaders debate on April 12 and while there appeared to be no winner, we did receive a strong message: co-operation or coalition is not possible. A one-party majority is required to ensure policies are implemented.
There is no probability of the parties working or acting together to accomplish things beneficial for public good. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the voters not to their own agenda or party platforms.
Over the last five years, we have experienced political moves to maintain peace in parliament rather than actions to make Canada a better place in which to live.
We must give leadership the power to do things in the best interest or benefit to the country.
The NDP and Liberal leaders talked about raising taxes to pay for health care. The Bloc leader asked for more power and authority over immigration and health care for Quebec. The Conservative leader talked about lower taxes, jobs, balanced budgets and made a commitment to increase the health budget by six per cent each year.
This was done in the spirit of non co-operation, criticism and no alternatives to replace present policies on the part of the NDP, Liberals and Block.
I will leave it up to you to decide who is the best party and leader to lead a majority and do what is best for Canada.
Jerrold Peterson, Qualicum Beach