Monday, September 8, 2008

664,068 Canadians Silenced For Good

I guess 664,068 people in this country aren't allowed a voice in a democracy. Whether Harper likes her or not, 4.5% of the voters that voted, voted for her Party. And, she does have a sitting member of Parliament.

Who cares if Jack Layton and Stephen Harper don't show up? Big babies.

6 comments:

Lizt. said...

Goodness ....who would they yell at Dion, and Elizabeth? The Bloc don't want her either

Frankly Canadian said...

Voice your objections with the C.R.T.C., I did and so should many others, I also included a link to a petition www.DemandDemocraticDebates.ca
and this little story a while back,
From the National Post:

"The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for example, will receive $1.1 billion from the Tories this year, an increase of $133 million or 13.5 per cent compared to the last year under the Liberals."
Do I need to say more?

File your complaint today!

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/RapidsCCM/Register.asp?lang=E

√Čric G. said...

The Green has yet to elect an MP, and has meagre support in Canada. Think about it. A party that polls an average of 4.5% in each riding is an insignificant party.

When the Greens can actually do what individual independents have done without the big budget of a pan-Canadian party, then maybe they can be at the debate.

James Curran said...

Get a life Eric. The Bloc were allowed in the debate before they even elected a single MP. and 664,068 is 664,067 more than you.

Lord of Wealth said...

I ranted, raved, posted and commented on this until about 1a.m. yet for all I can say Mark Twain said it best

" Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain.

Jason Hickman said...

The Bloc were allowed in the debate before they even elected a single MP.

Yes, and no. Technically, Duceppe himself was elected as an independent, because the BQ hadn't been formally registered by Elections Canada at that point. But - unlike Blair Wilson in BC - there was no doubt that he was going to caucus with his fellow Bloquistes, and Duceppe's constitutents knew that as soon as the BQ was registered, they would have a BQ MP.

In other words, people in his riding knew who they were electing. That's not the same thing as Wilson's situation, at all.