Political parties served purpose

Published on January 11, 2017

I agree with Anne Gallant’s letter. Political parties have fully served whatever use they once had and it is now time to move on.

I suggested in an earlier letter on electoral reform that we create one more seat and elect our premier. Anyone wishing to run for this position would be eligible. And the successful candidate would answer directly to us. What a refreshing change!

When you examine the transparent government of Mr. MacLauchlan, what is abundantly clear is that he, like those who preceded him, is going to do exactly as he pleases, and to hell with the rest of us.

He had so many opportunities to exhibit and exercise transparency and he’s blown every one of them.

It is time, both provincially and federally, to go beyond the political party system and work together, in good faith, for the benefit of the public at large.

That is the job of all MPs and MLAs, is it not? The existence of, and membership in, any political party creates a false allegiance that prevents MLAs and MPs from fulfilling their base responsibility, which is to us, the citizens of this province and/or country.

Does our premier have the courage to make a move this bold? Absolutely not, as evidenced by what he has done so far.

 

Shawn Landon,

Murray Harbour