Oct 20 2015 – Concerned Citizen
Way to go Canadians for your record voter turn out.
I hope in time we will see there was more honest and realistic promises than fake or idle ones. If not that there is some accountability. Choosing the worst of several evils is not really a choice but we must participate and advocate for the much needed changes to move us forward in a positive way.
The election map of Canada shows a majority of liberal red except the majority of AB & SK as Conservative Blue as a strongly divided Canada
More needs to be done to unite. This election was about a lot more than just lowering taxes for the middle class (the majority of Canada), raising taxes for the wealthiest 1% and the record voter turn out with the decision prove this.
I feel for my friends and family in AB and all those impacted by low oil and gas prices.
I hope the liberals, all MP’s and the Senate will support investing in job creation as all parties promised especially in the areas hardest hit by economic down turn. If not we all need to contact them and demand it. Together we have power to force positive change and this election proved that.
If the majority of Canada and the world sees expanding fossil fuel production and use as unsustainable and detrimental to our and the planets health let’s support AB & SK and other oil & gas producing regions that have helped support Canada for many years via equalization payments, resource royalties and other means.
Its time to take advantage of the energy expertise in these regions and invest in renewable energy projects and companies etc… as the transition off fossil fuels continues. Give sustanable tax breaks to these companies until they are established and creating jobs etc…
We are also divided in other ways with Indigenous peoples in Canada on average receiving a much lower standard of education, healthcare, justice and other public services. Some of this due to fiscal mismanagement of transfer payments by Chiefs and senior band members which needs to be addressed. It also a result of decades of systemic racism and colonialism with many treaty promises not honored. Many treaties were signed by Chiefs or tribes that were mislead with treaties not translated properly and other serious issues. These issues must also be addressed in meaningful ways. It will not happen overnight and significant changes are needed.
There is more than enough taxes, fees, levies, etc already paid to support the much needed changes once incompetence, inefficiencies, bias, bloated bureaucracy, ethics and corruption cleaned up at all levels of government, the Judiciary and elsewhere in our public institutions and system in general. The private sector also needs to be supported and regulated or guided where needed to insure a balance of economic growth with consumer, public and environmental protections.