HELP WANTED! Seeking a Prime Minister of Canada as well as Regional Members of Parliament Who Really Care about Canada!
bI became interested in Canadian politics when Trudeaumania was dominant, and I was sixteen years old and a grade eleven high school student on the Island of Montreal and had volunteered for Action Trudeau, the Federal Liberal Party youth group, that actively campaigned for the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau to help him win a majority of seats in the federal general election held on June 25th, 1968.
Times have changed! Things have certainly gone downhill since then. Perhaps, it is the moment for the present Prime Minister to have a paternity test – no, not to verify the father of his own children – but to determine if Pierre Elliot was actually his. They are certainly not cut from the same cloth. If the result confirms the dynasty, I guess it just proves that the fifty-three years have diluted the knowledge, wisdom, and courage of the holder of the first office in the land.
Now let us look at the roster of the four Federal Liberal Members of Parliament that occupy seats in the House of Commons across the river on Parliament Hill supposedly representing the interests of their constituents in Western Quebec.
How many history and geography classes did these four gentlemen actually skip during their high school days? I think that I would need a calculator to produce those numbers.
On the order paper is an opposition motion moved by Yves-François Blanchet, the leader of the Bloc Québécois. Even I would naturally be wary of what is coming down the track from this gentleman, the former Parti Québécois Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife, and Parks in the short-lived Cabinet led by former Premier Pauline Marois from 2012 until 2014. M. Blanchet, of course, intends to support Bill 96, being discussed in the National Assembly of Québec, regarding among many other things, the amendments proposed to the Constitution of Canada:
“CONSTITUTION ACT, 1867 159. The Constitution Act, 1867 (30 & 31 Victoria, c. 3 (U.K.); 1982, c. 11 (U.K.)) is amended by inserting the following after section 90: FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF QUEBEC 90Q.1. Quebecers form a nation. 90Q.2. French shall be the only official language of Quebec. It is also the common language of the Quebec nation.”
So how do Greg Fergus, M. P. for Hull-Aylmer, Steven MacKinnon, M. P. for Gatineau, and Stéphane Lauzon, M. P. for Argenteuil - La Petite-Nation vote on this opposition motion? The three of them follow the lead of the Prime Minister and vote IN FAVOUR of the Bloc Québécois motion forgetting about their constituents, many of whom are Anglophones, Allophones, and Francophones who are federalists.
So where was William Amos, M. P. for Pontiac? Will had other issues preoccupying him at that time.
So what can you do about the situation? Whether you are eighteen years old, middle-aged, or a senior like me worried about the future for your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and . . . You must express your concerns! Call the offices, email, and/or write snail mail letters (postage-free) to: the Prime Minister of Canada and your Member of Parliament. And, of course, the next federal general election is on the horizon, and you should remember the actions of your Prime Minister and your Member of Parliament, and then vote your conscience!
“They say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve. . . And if you do, you never get the results you expected.” ― E. A. Bucchianeri , author