Bert Slater: ‘Consider what value we are getting for the enormous sums of money we are spending in Afghanistan’

WHAT SORT OF DEMOCRACY IS THIS?

 

We Canadians have spent billions bringing democracy to Afghanistan.

When we asked our elected representatives to make inquiries as to exactly what was going on in Afghanistan, Stephen Harper closed Parliament.

What sort of democracy is this?

Harper was so contemptuous of Parliament that he stopped his MPs from even attending the committee struck to enquire about the treatment of Afghan citizens after Canadian troops handed them over to Afghan authorities.

Now he has closed Parliament to stop the truth emerging.

This is our country, not his private club.

We need to consider what value we are getting for the enormous sums of money we are spending in Afghanistan as our own social supports disappear due to lack of funding, and as our own government behaves undemocratically.

An election is in order to give us the chance to have a different type of democracy from that practised by Harper.

 

Bert Slater

North Saanich

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Harper undermining democracy at home

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Page A11

CCC

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