A series of new national surveys suggest record numbers of Canadians are fed up with the state of our democracy. Elizabeth May warns that “we are on a slippery slope to the loss of our democracy.” A Toronto Star article quotes Canada’s most eminent political scientist, Peter Russell, stating that a Harper majority is “an indication that parliamentary crime pays.”
In preparation for the next election, Canadians who value democracy need to devote all their energies to reversing the frightening cascade of anti-democratic measures which Elizabeth May, Joe Clark and so many others have catalogued.
The Harper administration’s record on climate change is nothing less than a crime against future generations and a denial of the democratic rights of citizens.
For Our Grandchildren is just one of many organizations fighting to reclaim for future generations the freedoms we senior citizens have known and expect — and our voices are getting louder.
(ED. Note: To which we add the following excerpt from the commentary by Brian Singh in the Globe & Mail, January 3rd entitled
Is Ottawa’s era of hyper-partisanship coming to an end?
“[P]artisanship/representation tension will be amplified in 2014. Those who are able to best elevate representation over party loyalty, simultaneously with alignment to their brand and values, could return bricks to their base and strengthen their foundation for 2015. While unrealistic and in contravention of our party system, the payoff could be to reconnect with Canada’s underserved centrist voters who are hungry for representation over blind partisanship.”]
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