Wednesday April 23, 2014

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Stand up for democracy


The following letter was sent to MP John Weston and copied to Coast Reporter

Dear Mr. Weston:

This is the last straw. To reform the Elections Act should be a serious undertaking by a parliamentarian. But here we go again. Closure, or to be exact, time allocation on the most important legislation in the entire mandate of the current Conservative government is important.

Make a mistake on this Bill C-23 and the democratic process could be brought into further disrepute at best. The worst outcome would circumvent voter rights for political gain in the 2015 federal election ó winner takes all; the voter loses.

When did democracy become a game that you are willing to gamble with?

So read the Bill and think about us, the citizens who brought you to Ottawa. Do not vote for time allocation. We have the time to study this legislation to make sure this isnít about an election in 2015 but the rights of Canadians to exercise their right to vote in all future Federal elections.

Come on John, grow some courage. Stand up for democracy.

Bonnie Nicol, Gibsons



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