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Missing in Action and Accountability

This slam dunk offence I find offensive.

The Liberal Party of Canada • Parti Libéral du Canada and the New Democratic Party of Canada voted to maintain a hybrid Parliament, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, until at least June 2022 when their summer break begins. The Conservatives and Bloc Québécois wanted to see all MPs return in person. The final tally was 180 in favour and 140 against.

I am not in favour of this decision by Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh as I see it as an opportunity for our leaders to go MIAA. Missing in Action and Accountability.

My Reasons Are As Follows:

Hybrid working models are the future, but only when they allow for people to come together when and where it matters. I can't think of a better example than Parliament and the Democracy that our forebearers fought for. Parliament is where debate and consensus must be reached, especially now given the debt we have taken on and the mission-critical policies that must be envisioned and executed to rebuild Canada. We deserve clear answers on WE, the Lab Technicians, where did our pandemic dollars flow to and so many other unresolved and unanswered questions. This is not government money or generosity. It is hard-earned tax money and debt poured on the feet of future generations.

I am also the first to admit that our leaders sitting in Parliament often resembles a class of eight-year-olds having their way with a supply teacher, but my belief is that it must remain the cornerstone of Democracy. During the pandemic, we ran this country like a Dictatorship and it's time to stop sliding down this slippery slope.

I also question why our Politicians feel Parliament is a more dangerous place to be than the rest of the economy they have opened up? Imagine if our front-line workers - healthcare, supply chain, grocery, and infrastructure decided not to show up. Mind you less of a risk as they have no job guarantees or fully indexed pensions.

I think it is time, and regardless of your political affiliation, to put up a defence against this slam-dunk offence, one without consequence or transparency, that gripped Democracy during the pandemic and refuses to let go.


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