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LETTER: Appointment was an insult to democracy

I never miss a vote in any election, from municipal to federal. I try to be objective as possible and make it my duty to study government on every level so I can vote on an informed basis. I am not a card-carrying member of any party. As a matter of fact I hate party politics. I dislike party dogma and wish we could elect independent constituent representatives as they do in one of the northern territories.

The way in which Fred Lays or George Canyon became the conservative nominee to me is an insult to anyone who believes in democracy. Just think of those who fought and put lots of effort into the campaign to be the Conservative nominee, what a slap in the face. Takes me back to the Mulroney years when Elmer Mackay gave up his seat for Brian Mulroney. I was sucked in for that one, but never again, thank you. I was brought up in a PC family only to have anything good I thought about that party to be destroyed by Peter MacKay, who sold the party out to Stephen Harper.

I am not a Justin Trudeau fan nor the Liberal party but I am supporting Sean Fraser as my only option. He is well versed, highly academically accredited and approachable. I am not expecting miracles from Sean, but I know he has the ability and the desire to do good for his constituents.

I have watched televised proceedings in the House of Commons and read of them as well, especially when Andrew Sheer was the speaker. If you think Justin Trudeau is not your cup of tea, then you do not want a party led by Andrew Sheer. He made my blood boil on more than one occasion with his rulings as House Speaker. One letter to the editor wrote about levelling the playing field for Canyon. Well nominating him from national headquarters in my way of thinking put a mountain in front of him.

I know George Canyon and Donald Trump are not on the same level, but entertainers do not cut it for me. I have had enough song and dance routines.

Art Sinclair,
Westville
 

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