I would like to support Brent Applegath’s letter to the editor in The Morning Star.
The economy has been a major focus of the Conservative government in the upcoming federal election, based on the false belief that Canada controls its own economy.
We live locally but we trade globally and Canada is subject to economic influences far beyond our borders. The Conservative government can claim that its fiscal management prevented a recession or even a depression, but this claim is rather hard to prove.
This election is about much more than pretending the Conservatives will maintain Canada’s economic status.
This election is about choosing the Canada that we want to live in. My Canada is democratic and equal. The future that the Conservatives are trying to set in place is greedy and mean.
The current Conservative government was elected by 30 per cent of the 60 per cent of Canadians who voted.
That means we are being governed by 20 per cent of the most inflexible people in Canada – should they be given another mandate to choose Canada’s future?
I am going to vote for a change in government.
I suggest that all voters check out the various websites that promote strategic voting and elect a government composed of intelligent and honourable human beings rather than the yes-men and yes-women who constitute most of the Conservative MPs.
M.L. de Zwart