LETTER: Govt needs less politics, more representation

By now we’ve all received our reminder to participate in the provincial government request for input into changing how we vote.

Well, there are the obvious questions and suggestions on changing the system to reflect a more representative government, and I am proposing we go beyond the choices that already exist and think outside the box.

What would our governments look like if we take the politics out of the equation?

I am proposing that we have candidates who will run for the important ministries, for example, the minister of education. The candidates whose names are put forth would obviously have some serious ideas and direction. We would then be able to learn from the delivery service providers what the needs are at the front line.We could hear from parents and students and then through this process learn which candidate will meet the most expectations or be the solution-driven person.

This will stop the present system where the bureaucrat is presently acting as the government, with a figurehead from the governing body supporting their ideas.

We need to take the politics out of our governments. I would like to see each riding represented by two representatives, a shared responsibility to actually meet the needs of people.

We are not a people who require the pretense of government creating jobs and affecting the economy. We need government that does its job by effecting the social well-being of citizens. As long as we have political views that divide people there will be a have and have not society. I recommend a change that gives us qualified, dedicated people who appreciate the diversity of humans and who will want to embrace that wonder of what it is to be human.

Pauline Liste


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