Letter: Politicians should listen to voters

What a refreshing difference if politicians actually carried out the “will of the people," writes David Janzen.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the politicians we elected actually listened to the people that voted for them? What a refreshing difference if politicians actually carried out the “will of the people.”

Stevie Harper was elected with 36 per cent of the people actually voting for him, yet he thinks he has the kingly right to impose his narrow-minded, right wing policies on us all.

Allowing big oil to rewrite the environmental laws, negotiating secret trade deals, and ending door-to-door postal service, a slap in the face to seniors, and a gift to big business with his union bashing mentality.

Then we have Christy Clark. running on a promise of “families first.”  What she failed to mention was it was her family and her friends’ families that would come first and the rest of us would pay and pay and pay.

Then we have our city council. One councillor was even bold enough to state she would not listen to the people and would use her knowledge and “expertise” to vote as she “saw fit.”

I’m not sure voting changes anything, if it did politicians would have made it illegal years ago, and I’m sorry to say we have four more years of the council we elected.

– David Janzen, Grand Forks


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