The problem is in ourselves, not the stars

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During our former MP Lawrence Cannon’s tenure, the Pontiac MRC gained the distinction of sinking from the twentieth poorest to the poorest MRC in the entire province. So much, then, for the notion held by some local voters that a cabinet minister would be able to swing the progress pendulum in our direction.

During our former MP Lawrence Cannon’s tenure, the Pontiac MRC gained the distinction of sinking from the twentieth poorest to the poorest MRC in the entire province. So much, then, for the notion held by some local voters that a cabinet minister would be able to swing the progress pendulum in our direction.
Now we have the NDP’s Pontiac MP “David” Ravignat squaring off against Prime Minister “Goliath” Harper, attempting to accomplish what even a senior Conservative Party minister and close confidant of the Prime Minister failed to do.
We have observed, time after time, that traditional politics is all about the mouthing of empty promises while keeping the main eye on whatever and whomever can assure electoral success or ensure remaining in power. Why, therefore, do we keep on expecting, election after election, that “this time it’ll be different”?
So, what to do about a political party leader who comes across as anything but traditional: a leader who comes across as open and honest, not afraid to express his personal views, who speaks from the heart? Can this for once be the sort of politician it would actually be foolish to not vote for?
It is high time we examine our motivations for voting more carefully, and to think long and hard about who we should be willing to support in 2015; most importantly, why we should be willing to even vote at all this time.

David D. Harper
BRYSON