Letters to the Editor

Canadians must demand democracy

To the Editor,

Canada’s political system is a democratic one, which means the people have the supreme power.

Under this democratic system, we elect ‘agents of the people’ and not ‘leaders’, as would be under a dictatorship.

However, somewhere along our democratic way, we have been misrepresented; we are no longer able to have our voice heard above the din of dictatorial drivel.

As Canadians, we have a duty to inform ourselves on the important issues that affect us – individually, provincially and as a nation.

Politics is not scary, but what is happening to it is. It’s unconstitutional and it’s hurting us.

If you think there is nothing you can do, you’re wrong.

You can pay attention to current issues, do some research to get the facts and see where the greater good might be.

Then, you can voice your observation or support a voice to be a cause that will affect that greater good.

A few current causes for democracy are: Bike Ride for Democracy, Council of Canadians and Sheep Talk, a cartoon that brings awareness to many issues.

Come back to your politics, Canada – demand democracy and make it your Canada.

Diane Babcock

Nanaimo

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