January 23rd, 2018

It’s time to hold democracy accountable


By Letter to the Editor on August 13, 2017.

If the purpose of a Member of Parliament is to hold the bureaucracy of government accountable, as opposed to hold the role of advocate for constituents, why does Canada not have a different way for its citizens to deal with bureaucratic delays?

As taxpayers, we pay so much for MPs’ incomes, operating budgets and lofty pensions. All I ever hear MPs discuss includes their political criticism of the party with whom they do not share partisanship. And it is usually the unelected staff who do most of the paperwork anyway.

The same applies for MLAs. I think that effective democratic representation is essential for any country. However, the cost of elections and the narrow path to democratic leadership leads me to question the point of it all. If all those who hold elected positions were properly able to represent the needs of their constituents, instead of engaging in power plays for majority rule, then I would understand the logic of it all.

As it is right now, I see the process as many paying for the lifestyles of the few.

Rose-Marie E. Nyberg

Lethbridge

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5 Responses to “It’s time to hold democracy accountable”

  1. phlushie says:

    Rose-Marie, it seems that you have matured and realize what is happening to us. We are bought and paid for by the political and corporate network with small promises of reward which we have to pay for. It is a form af slavery that we institute ourselves i he beleif that people care about people instead of the law of the jungle,only the strong survive.

  2. Fedup Conservative says:

    Rose-Marie I consider myself to be a true Conservative , yet under the Klein, Stelmach, Redford and Harper governments I have seen nothing conservative about them, and my friends haven’t seen it either. They have proven time and time again that they are only interested in looking after their own well being and that of their rich friends as they helped them clean the people out of their wealth. Derek Fildebrandt has once again proven it. I’m betting he didn’t think he would get caught. I don’t care if it was within the rules, common sense tells us it’s not right, now he has likely lost his job. The Wildrose don’t dare keep him on.

  3. johnny57 says:

    This feeding\gorging at the “Public Trough” does not have any political stripe! They are all guilty of it!

    The ones that get caught (in my opinion) have not crossed their t’s and dotted their i’s.

    “Greed”…Is a human trait and cannot be pinned down to a single party or individual.

    So if you can’t change people’s behaviour then you have to change the system.

  4. Fedup Conservative says:

    I agree with johnny also, but you have to remember we didn’t see this happening under the Lougheed and Getty governments, they truly cared about the well being of all the people, so it can be done. The ones in Alaska and Norway are also looking after the people.

    Now we see the demise of another Conservative Brad Wall, from what I’ve been told he was once again looking after the rich and forcing the people to pay out more and more of their own money.
    Nolan Cruse mayor of St. Albert always bragged about being a conservative has been found guilty in the lawsuit launched against him. This arrogance that we can do anything we want to started by Ralph Klein seems to have spread through the ranks.


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