What really matters — a rant.

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Watching the news these days is painful. For a while, we in Canada could feel a little smug, what with the political goings-on in the U.S., but we’re in the midst of a federal election right now and I’m in despair.

justin_trudeau Liberal

                       Justin Trudeau, present Prime Minister, Liberal Party

Andrew Scheer Conservative

Andrew Scheer, Conservative Party

 

The ‘debates’ (a term used loosely) held on TV with the leaders of the various parties vying for power were so discouraging, I turned my TV off with frustration as I cried: ‘A pox on all your houses!’

 

I hope no one living anywhere else bothered to watch. It was too embarrassing and nothing like what I was taught when I participated on debating teams at school.

Jagmeet SinghNDP

Jagmeet Singh, New Democratic Party

 

It wasn’t only my poor hearing that made it impossible to understand what they were saying, they talked over each other, interrupting and arguing and wasted time referring to errors made years ago instead of discussing the very important issues now facing our country and the world and their plans to improve things.

Elizabeth May Green

Elizabeth May, Green Party

What kind of example did they set for our younger citizens? Is such rudeness acceptable???

 

Where were their heads anyway? I don’t care about what someone thought years ago. We all make mistakes and learn from them and hopefully grow. I’ve certainly changed my own ideas and if I hadn’t, I’d be stuck in the thinking of the 1950s. I imagine and hope they have grown too.

Yvbes-Francois BlanchetBlocQuebecois

Yves-Francois Blanchet, Bloc Quebecois

 

C’mon. Let’s stick to the issues. I wanna know what you’re planning to change. I worry about the future: the climate and environment; much needed childcare; making education more accessible for the young; the homeless in our streets; the orcas in our waters, etc., etc. etc.

Let’s concentrate on what really matters.

Maxime-Bernier-People's Party

Maxime Bernier, People’s Party

I am grateful to be living in Canada — it IS a wonderful democracy.  I want it to stay this way long after I am gone.

P.S. To be fair, I’ve tried to make all these photos the same size. I’m not too good at it….

13 thoughts on “What really matters — a rant.

  1. Hi Muriel,

    I am with you on the English language debate and got frustrated. None of them could coherently talk about their platform without jabbing at one another and talking over. It was also the format of the debate where there was not much time given to have a sound debate. I heard that the French language debate was much better.

    It is wonderful to live in a country where free speech is valued and democracy upheld. After all, all of them were able to shake hands with one another with big smiles on their faces ( even if it’s fake) and part gracefully. Not many countries in the world can do that.

    I am so glad that I live in Canada!

    Kind regards, Shermila

  2. I agree with you and am worried about what our actual Voting and Election will bring us for the next 4 years!! We are so lucky to be living in Canada! I wish we had Leaders that will Lead us Thoughtfully!!

    Love Evelyn

    On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 6:18 PM View from Over the Hill wrote:

    > viewfromoverthehill posted: “Watching the news these days is painful. For > a while, we in Canada could feel a little smug, what with the political > goings-on in the U.S., but we’re in the midst of a federal election right > now and I’m in despair. The ‘debates’ (a term used loosely)” >

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