Comment 13787

By appalbarry (registered) - website | Posted November 09, 2007 at 10:00:08

I'm one of those people who doubts that MMP would have made any real difference, but otherwise Ben you have precisely described my feelings as I approached the polls in the last election.

What's really lacking is either Leadership or Integrity in politics. The amounts of money needed to get elected are such that principles get set aside in favour of expediency.

I can't recall the last time that I heard a politician that spoke in absolutes, that actually stood for something concrete. All that we get from the Liberals, NDP, Tories, or even Greens is vague platitudes intended to offend the smallest possible group of voters.

I long for a party and leader that would state without qualification that they will support healthcare, and education, and worker's rights, and the environment - the things that I believe in - and who would REALLY believe those promises and deliver on them.

Just before the Ontario election the Globe and Mail referenced a poll that said that some %65 of voters assumed that politicians wouldn't keep their promises. Is it any wonder that voter turnout is at an all time low?

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