Throughout history citizens have had disdain for politicians, considering many of them as not much more than leaches and parasites. This holds true to this day but does it really have to be this way? As demonstrated by the majority of eligible voters who refused to take the time to cast their vote in Ontario’s last Provincial election, a record low of only 49.2% of eligible voters exercised their right, the current crop of politicians and their political parties do not represent the majority of Ontario’s citizens.
Seeing the tactic being used by the Ontario Liberals to try to gain a majority by bribing Elizabeth Witmer out of politics just emphasises how politics has evolved into a business where victory means a front seat at the trough. Win at all cost, get a front row seat, stuff yourself silly. To make matters worse what does this move say about Ms. Witmer as a politician? She knows the impact her accepting the position will have on Ontario’s political landscape and she is still willing to put her personal advancement in front of the interests of her own party, and more importantly, the interests of the citizens of Ontario. By accepting the offer to chair the WSIB Ms. Witmer has in fact crossed the floor and given the Liberals an opportunity to gain a majority. This is politics at its worst! Shame on the Ontario Liberals and shame on Elizabeth Witmer.
So, what can be done about this? Does anything have to be done about this?
Doing nothing but complaining is just not the way of the members of The Parkdale Party. This is the reason that our Party was formed and we believe that there is room in our society for genuine honour and honesty in politics.
It is up to us, the silent majority, to stand up and finally be counted. “For Communities by Communities” is our vision for Ontario. Decisions impacting a community must be approved by the majority of the citizens in that community. Power plants can’t be forced onto communities. Taxes can’t be forced onto the citizens without assurances that they will be used for their intended purposes and just squandered away. Politicians actually working on behalf of their communities and not their political masters!
Utopian? Cynics believe so, we don’t.
The Parkdale Party, taking the “moron” out of the oxymoron that describes the majority of members of our current political system. We will stand up for the majority of Ontario’s citizens.