To the Editor,
It would appear the reason for the ruling elite demanding an apology from Maryam Monsef, the minister of democratic institutions, is she has taken umbrage at Justin Trudeau’s backing off from his promise that last October’s election would be the last to take place under the old ‘first-past-the-post’ system. Seems once they get their hands on the reins of power nothing, even serious political election promises, can pry them loose.
Basically Monsef became frustrated with the special all-party committee’s lack of progress in accomplishing this promise. Trudeau said there doesn’t seem to be consensus on a way to move forward with this, and they told him to abandon the promise. The minister has been forced to apologize because she was attempting to put forth the wishes of her constituents. Only in Canada.
In spite of the fact the majority of Canadians are fed up with this antiquated voting system, the committee cannot figure out how to fix it and have also probably been informed of Trudeau’s reluctance to proceed with said change. I guess all those promises by politicians wanting to get elected and promising change means the only change we see is a different face telling us we really don’t want this particular change.