Government in Canada

Decade after decade we elect federal, provincial and municipal governments and hope that they will do the right thing for the people

Decade after decade we elect federal, provincial and municipal governments and hope that they will do the right thing for the people.

Decade after decade we are disappointed to see the people of Canada get run over by the political machine. The current fiscal crisis is the result of this type of system preventing rational decision making.

Political decisions are the reason we are in such a mess. Our medical system is collapsing as we speak, pensioners will get better treatment in jail than in their homes. And billions of dollars are squandered by politicians trying to make brownie points.

It is time to revamp our entire system of government so that it is based on providing the necessities of life, such as medical care, seniors care, education and so on and so on.

There should be core values that all levels of government must provide by law that cannot be changed by politicians.

All other expenditures can be funded only if there is anything left over in the kitty. All taxes and fees must have an indisputably valid reason for enactment or increase. Deficit financing must be outlawed and all government debt must be retired asap.

Government borrowing must be done by referendum at a scheduled election time. I am confident that Canadians could come up with a system that works contrary to what politicians will tell you. I am not trying to say that all politicians are not working for the best interests of Canadians, but they are trapped in a system that no longer works.

Laurie Payne

Vernon