Saturday, March 03, 2012

On the Current Scandal

I have just written a letter to the Governor General of Canada, and I urge all Canadians to do the same.

Dear sir,

I respectfully write to you today in hopes that you will take action on the so-called 'robocall' scandal that is rocking Parliament. I believe I speak for the majority of Canadians when I say that this type of skulduggery has no place in our government.

I believe that the right thing to do is to suspend Parliament, and my reasoning is as follows. If the Conservative party is found guilty, then all the laws they have passed with their majority would have to be re-examined under the light of this illegitimacy. To allow them any further lawmaking would be to reward them for their deceit. An election would have to then be called in all ridings, not just the ones proven to be manipulated, to give all Canadians a say in their governance, given the newly revealed nature of the party. This suspension would be the least of your due diligence, as then the Supreme Court could rule on the criminal aspects of the investigation. 

The Governor Generals office has twice protected this Government when it was on the brink of defeat, and many are questioning the loyalty of the office. I believe the Governor General has responsibility to the people of Canada, not any party, and this action would go a long way in restoring the faith that the people have in your office.

If the party should clear themselves, then they still have the next three years to push through any legislation that they desire, unencumbered by the questioning of their authority. At this time, however, the very fabric of our democratic process is at stake, and no amount of precaution in suspending Parliament unwarranted. Please act now. It is the right thing to do.

Yours truly, Jonathan Sprung
Belleville, Ontario

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