Comment 26921

By Grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted October 16, 2008 at 08:36:44

Rusty: Yes the turnout in my riding looks to be just over 1/3 actually voted. My riding has the highest poverty, so go figure.

The NDP need to go back to their roots, the working people, not just those covered by union contract, if they are to make any headway. The rise in temp work, which provides lower wages, no benefits, forget pensions and the rise of violations in legislated employment standards.

The labour movement is divided in that there is very little movement to help those who have fallen by the wayside.

Issues such as poverty, job losses, the lose of our social safety net, which is suppose to be there to help people in need, the stigma of poverty, in which there are people who have the where for all to speak out, yet do not. It might be that it is their jobs that could be on the line, those in the not for profits, that fail to actually help people and are part of the never ending poverty cycle.

It is important to have all voices at the table, that means that not just those that represent business should be the loudest voice, when their voices affect others. For the most part, people just want to be treated fair and that is just not happening for the many that struggle.

People spend too much time listening to the sound bits and not listening to the voices, there are voices out there that have important words yet they are drown out by the noise.

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