Cornwall Ontario– I know commentary is supposed to trigger a reaction in the media. We pundits, columnists, and editorial scribblers can even handle when response isn’t favorable, but Bill Kingston’s mouth farts today on our local Corus radio station bring up those little bits of pre-vomit as Mr. Kingston attacked Conservative MP Michael Chong’s private member bill; The Reform Act.
The principal of the act is to give more power to the elected and electing. It creates bars that are more easily attained to replace a party leader and even allow local riding associations to choose their own candidates.
…allowing riding associations to pick their candidate rather than the party leader. What’s to say a bush-league riding association picks a candidate that doesn’t align with the party ideals and vision – another dangerous road to go down.
What exactly would be wrong with a candidate that doesn’t agree with each and every tenet of a party? That’s utterly ridiculous!
The Reform Act is one of the most exciting pieces of Democracy Canada has seen in a generation. It deserves to be fully debated; maybe even amended; but at the end of the day it’s a chance to clearly and truly give the public a reason to get more involved with the political process as the current hyper partisan party politics drives people away and creates more political apathy.
Bill; get with the program and stop drinking the kool aid! What do you have against Democracy anyway?
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