To the editor,
Am I embarrassed to be a Canadian? Do I plan to do others harm during the course of the day? Do I plan on having a bad day? How about planning to deliberately ruin a project? Do I think about willingly upsetting someone by wishing them a bad day? What about insulting a co-worker or perhaps my boss? Do I find ways to upset my spouse, my child, or a relative? Of course not!
Ninety-nine per cent of Canadians don’t think that way and probably never will, but they seldom receive recognition for doing so.
However, one per cent will do some or all the above on a regular basis and receive coverage by the media. Something is wrong with our system. Why is there so little recognition for those who do things the way things ought to be done? We are continually being bombarded by bad news, and that is tragic.
So what can be done? How about we go about paying more attention to what’s going on around us, and perhaps upping the ante on lawbreakers by making an example to those who so blatantly break the laws. This should especially include those in positions of power. Our court system is tremendously slow in the prosecution of wrongdoers.
I seriously think we are going in the wrong direction because of the small percentage that continually challenge the Canadian majority.
Ron Gobeil, Parksville
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