Why We Must Return To Basic Democracy, and Only Citizens Should Vote In Elections by Kenneth T. Tellis

Every day we see the news about how unions, corporations etc. are able to override the choices made by the electors, by simply donating large sums of money to political parties that they want in power. Since we have to start somewhere, is it not about time to stop unions, corporations etc. taking any part in the electoral process? Any election must be one in which the only the citizen can vote, and that since corporations and unions are NOT citizens they should not be allowed to take part in any election where the citizens must be the deciders. Neither Union nor Corporate moneys must be allowed to influence any election. That decision should be left to the constituents of a riding, and not outside influences…

All candidates for public office must be chosen at the local level and not parachuted in from other areas. Of course this was a favourite trick of one Pierre Trudeau who thumbed his nose at democratic process, because he thought of himself as a mogul or potentate, rather than an elected representative of the people. But this was his callow side, and power became his personal goal, rather than the promotion of democracy, in which he never, ever believed. That is why during his term as prime minister he watered down democracy to the point that it became ineffective to say the very least, and made Canada look like a banana republic.

It is ergo time that whomever becomes the next prime minister of Canada, will return to its people all those rights that we inherited from the Magna Carta and the real Canadian Constitution of Canada, the British North America Act of July 1, 1867, not one that was created and amended by men of the very same caliber as Pierre Trudeau, who thought that he could rule by decree as a potentate, rather than the consent of the people of Canada. Keep in mind that the very constitution belongs to the people of Canada and not the prime minister or a government. So, any future decision on the constitution must be made by the people, and not political elites, who only hold power when elected by the people. Now there is a lesson in basic democracy that anyone can follow.

Now the rest is up to future generations to guide Canada, through the stormy seas of politics, and bring it back on an even keel.