Promises, promises

Our first-past-the-post electoral system is the choice of the dictatorship apprentice(s)

Our first-past-the-post electoral system is the choice of  the dictatorship apprentice(s).

To date, the Canadian version has never graduated any student cum laude.

Some of the nearly successful have left their legacies for future taxpaying generations to correct the great expense of these our honourable representatives’ quest for their version of the Holy Grail.

“Sunny ways” ahead as promised by the most recently elected under-graduate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. His promised electoral system update toward a better form of electoral/democratic equality for the benefit of all future generations was received with great enthusiasm by the  21st century -focused and history buffs.

Now that this, his promised plank, may spoil his short-term plans and curtail his ultimate graduation exercise, a re-think is starting to glimmer on the horizon. Shame on him.

Traditionalists may fear electoral process updates but our great modern country would have never been created had it not been for some farsighted Fathers of Confederation with vision and determination to offer improvements and timely revolutionary ideas in their days to the benefit of all within their constituencies.

Martin Schotte

Parksville

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