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Most Canadians now believe democracy no longer exits in Canada! Let’s get serious here!

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Senators are appointed by a Prime Minister regardless of their qualifications, they travel the country to secure funds for their affiliated party on the taxpayers’ purse.

These non-elected individuals can refuse to pass a bill that has passed the vote of elected members in the House of Commons.

Their income and other expenses are considered to be excessive. They receive free pension and medical benefits from the taxpayers and yet they can hold other jobs/businesses.

Very few controls or directions are given to them.

Over 70 per cent of Canadians want the Senate abolished yet the dictatorship will not allow it and no action will be taken.

A Member of Parliament is elected by the people to serve their constituency and their country. Unfortunately, when elected they are ordered to tow the party line by their leaders.

If they don’t obey, they have a party whip ready to demote them quickly.

They must serve for six years before they can receive a pension. It is larger than most Canadians who must contribute for over 35 years.

They don’t contribute to their pension plan. Oh yes, their benefits are also free!

Do you really believe we live in a free democratic country?

Dictatorship is present at most levels of Canadian activities and we call it democracy. So tell me, how much you love Canada?

Is it acceptable to us because the Americans, the British and many other countries make the same mistakes? Then have the lower and mid income Canadians pay for it!

We were the best country in the world.

In the old days, we had more respect for each other!

We stood up for what was right!

We fought for moral reasons!

Today our Veterans are walking the streets suffering with PTSD after serving our country. Their families are struggling financially.

Tomorrow we look forward to getting our taxable marijuana to ease our Canadian pain. The first part in solving a problem is to recognize there is one!

For me, Canada is no longer the greatest country in the world anymore, while the rich get richer...

John Labelle, Veteran

Veterans Annuity Campaign Coordinator,

Stand up for the Dignity of Veterans

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

Organizations: House of Commons

Geographic location: Canada, Nova Scotia

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  • Michael
    April 07, 2014 - 01:44

    If you're looking for a perfect country you're NOT going to find it any place in the world. While true Canada has it's problems like any other country, however, there's no place on earth like Canada and it's shameful when people bash the country. Instead Canadians need to stand together and make their voices heard to government if there's going to be change. Not enough people get involved, a good example is how not enough people vote. Now as far as the Senators go that should be completely changed where they have to get elected by the people and held accountable to the Canadian voters/tax payers. I also think that Canada should break away from England, it's nothing personal against England, the British are a good people, however this is Canada, a completely different country. I do however agree that not enough is being done for the poor, there's not enough affordable housing, too many people all over the country are homeless and there's no excuse for that. Despite all the problems Canada is still a beautiful country look at other parts of the world where people have to walk so far just to have water to drink and often times it's not even considered safe. I realize that as Canadians the country could be doing better and people have to unite to get these changes made. Many times I hear people say God bless Canada but we blessing God as a nation? As you mentioned about the poor, that is one way where more needs to be done to help the poor and bring relief to the poor not just letting the rich get richer. I'm not against anyone being rich but I am against those that are rich and selfish meaning they try to do everything they can to get out of paying their fair share. If I ever got rich I would never forget where I came from. Sometimes too many people take their blessings for granted and don't think about others. Also, for those that believe in God remember to pray for our great Country and those in office. Despite any problems I still love Canada and always will, there are still many blessings about being Canadian which I'm thankful for.