During the past month or so, you have been asking Canadians to tell their M.P.'s that we want them to support the five priorities of the new Government:
- Lowering the G.S.T.
- Tougher Sentences for Crime
- Addressing Health Care Needs
- Supporting parents’ child care choices through direct assistance and by creating more daycare spaces
The problem is that my M.P. rarely if ever answers my letters. In fact, lately I fear I may be black-listed since I called her up on something at an all candidates' debate during the election, and she was not pleased.
Even if she did reply, I can predict the answer - It would be whatever Bill Graham or the ghost of Paul Martin told her to say. She is accountable to the LPC; not her constituents. I am a Canadian without a voice in Ottawa.
Someday I hope the residents of Kitchener Centre decide to elect an M.P. who actually listens to us, the people, and not the party line.
Joanne (a frustrated Kitchener Tory)