Michael Chong, MP
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A5
December 6, 2013
Dear Mr. Chong,
In the newspapers, I read this caption: "MP's reform bill would be 'blow for democracy' I was of course rather pleased as I do believe that any Prime minister should not have absolute power, because while he is elected he must also be held accountable for his actions.
But, I would like to take this much further by proposing that there should be programmes on TV in which Canadian politicians can discuss the pros and cons of the role that government should play in the daily lives of the citizenry. I often watch CROSSFIRE on CNN and have come to understand better the role that any government should play while in office.
When a man gets too big for his shoes like Stephen Harper, it is time to clip his wings, and your proposal falls into this category. I do not like the idea of a prime minister who spends more time on photo-opps and foreign visits rather than dealing with the issues that plague the country. In this area Stephen Harper has failed miserably, and that is worrisome to say the least.
But being a very lax person Stephen Harper has avoided dealing with how the very basic rights of Canadian citizens are daily being voided, and yet he just does not act in upholding the Constitution. Maybe, there is much more here than meets the eye and what is happening behind our backs is setting a very dangerous precedent and one that must be dealt with whether he likes it or not.
I propose that the OATH taken by MPs include in their wording to abide and uphold the Canadian Constitution, which should not include the Trudeau Charter of Rights and Freedoms, because it can nullify parts of the Constitution which includes the British North America Act of July 1, 1867, and thus defeats the very purpose of the Constitution, in which those guarantees are already included. Beside that the Constitution is a document which belongs to the people and not the government, while Trudeau Charter of Rights and Freedoms was cooked-up by the Liberal Party and not the people of Canada, and as such should be scrapped forth with.
Mr. Chong I do hope that I am making myself abundantly clear on the inner workings of democracy, since I have been a REAL conservative for over 40 years.
So, I will bring this missive to a close.
Kenneth T. Tellis