As we rightfully pause to give thanks and remember all those who suffered and died for our democracy, I cannot help but wonder if we are doing enough to honour this sacrifice.
The Harper Conservatives are on the cusp of signing a foreign investment protection agreement with China.
The FIPA, without debate in the House of Commons or among Canadians at large (we had both with the Free Trade Agreement and the North America Free Trade Agreement) will lock us into an agreement that inhibits our governments, at all levels, from responding to pressure from its citizens for over 30 years.
Then we have the court cases in seven ridings where there is enough evidence of election fraud for the cases to go forward. Rather than the lawyers who are acting on behalf of the Conservative Party doing their best to move these along so we can get to the bottom of the accusations, they are doing everything in their power to frustrate the cases being resolved. Why? I would think if there is nothing to hide, they would be the first to want the cases resolved.
How is this honouring the incredible sacrifice made by the men and women who suffered and died so we could live in a democracy?
In addition to Remembrance Day, I think we need to be doing much more to "stand on guard" for our democracy and to honour these men and women.
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