Step up Canada

There is an important warning in this recently called and lengthy election process.

There is an important warning in this recently called and lengthy election process.

Millions of Canadians are disillusioned about politics. Fewer than half bother to vote, less in municipal elections. People will say they feel betrayed, sold out by a political class of professional electioneers, big donors, lobbyists and even the media.

What happens when so many people drop out of a system they no longer respect and which they think no longer represents them? Democracy loses its legitimacy.

As Canadians we are respected wherever we travel in the world, yet on the international scene we are losing our national voice, we opt out of major decision making and many of us choose to belong to no particular political party because the ideologies of those parties were formed in the mid 1800s and do not apply to today.

So please, pay attention Canadians. Step up to the plate. Ask questions and listen closely and let’s vote for moral and ethical human beings who will attempt to give us the politicians we deserve.

Why? Because politics and democracy are deserving of honour and we are deserving as human beings.

Aileen FabrisParksville

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