Although someone will advise that this belongs on a different board...you have to ask which of the parties represent a national voice...liberals are the party of Ontario, conservatives own the west, and the bloc has quebec, with the maritimes controlling the outcome...last time they gave it to the liberals.trekracer8000 said:
true and true.nogearshere said:The importance of getting of our collective arses out and voting trumps any bike forum or any bike related topic.
Lets not forget at the end of the day EVERYTHING is political in one form or another.
never happened before...Canada is a benign dictatorship that follows party lines...the only time the voter's priorities are considered is just before an election when your money is used to buy your vote...then the promises are broken, and the cycle starts againnogearshere said:the 'appropriate' elected official will allocate resources based on your/our priorities.
we used to speak with one voice...but that stopped with Lester Pearson's era...i think what happened is that all these other voices began to speak and realized that someone was actually listening...too bad they were French, socialist, conservative, and regional voicesBill Payer said:it is a large, diverse country and it is unrealistic to think that at some point everyone from Victoria to St. Johns will have a common, unified choice.
why stop at 4 states? we should just chop it up into 13 states to represent each of these cultural and geographic differences... oh wait, we already have a provincial system.
naive, i will admit to no more than optimistic...JM01 said:never happened before...Canada is a benign dictatorship that follows party lines...the only time the voter's priorities are considered is just before an election when your money is used to buy your vote...then the promises are broken, and the cycle starts again
its not watching too much news...its being at an age that you remember all the times that the politicians have let you and the country down...Martin is just another case of deja vu, all over again (sort of like living in a remake of Groundhog Day)nogearshere said:naive, i will admit to no more than optimistic...
if this democracy was used corrrectly by the good citizens then the elected officials could be held accountable. promises would not be broken for fear of retribution. the only thing benign about the system is voter/citizen involvement. maybe we just watch to much fox and cnn?