Election 2021: we’re ready for better

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Elections are usually called because of fixed date requirements, or truly urgent political considerations. The election called for September reflects the Trudeau government’s vain attempt to grab a majority while the main opposition is seen to be low in the polls.

Elections are usually called because of fixed date requirements, or truly urgent political considerations. The election called for September reflects the Trudeau government’s vain attempt to grab a majority while the main opposition is seen to be low in the polls. Be that as it may, the election provides an opening for the NDP, which has heretofore constantly signalled its intent to work for the vulnerable in society, to provide Canadians with an alternative in terms of vision and substance.
Previously, Trudeau broke his promise to reform the electoral system. The Pontiac riding, a commuting distance from the capital, has slow, intermittent, dysfunctional internet connectivity. After 5 years of Liberal rule, there has been no economic rejuvenation or government investment in the Pontiac. Lack of opportunity has taken its toll as youth leave for greener pastures. The construction of a nuclear waste
disposal site at Chalk River has been met by a shrug of the shoulders.
Canada is the only G-7 country not meeting its emissions standards. Climate change exigencies require action and transition strategies, not vague promises and more pipelines. As a consequence of this inability to tackle problems, Canadians must vote for dedicated MPs and a sincere government resolute in its vision. Surely we are ready for better.

Carl Hager
GATINEAU
VP, NDP Pontiac Riding Association