I have been a card carrying Conservative member since the dissolution of the Reform Party of which I was also a card carrying member. I joined these parties because I believed in what they were doing. I also worked tirelessly on their behalf and work on behalf of the Conservative party today. Senator Duffy on the other hand seems to think otherwise, much to the embarrassment of the Conservative party who appointed him as a Senator.
Am I compensated? Of course not, nor would I expect it. I, like many of us, whether a Conservative, NDP, Liberal, or Green supporter believe in our parties cause for Canada. That is what makes our country great.
When politicians profess they got into public service to serve the public good, once caught doing otherwise, need to be shown the door immediately, without compensation.
Canadians expect no less and failure to do so may explain why voter apathy reigns supreme when Canadians are treating to scandal after scandal by those politicians whose original intent is not “Ask what you can do for your country”, but “What’s in it for me!”
Politicians and Senators are not the only ones who seek self entitlements. Canadians should ask political parties, what of corporate and special Interests who collectively donate millions to their political party to gain influence, instead of donating because they like the cut of the parties jib? This is in stark contrast to the individual Canadian who donates their hard earned money based on a party’s philosophy what is best for Canada and Canadians.
When it comes to finger pointing on scandals, should not all political parties share the blame in all this when they gratefully accept money from corporate and special interests who donate large sums of money to all parties, regardless what the party stands for? If the intent on political donations is to solicit donors who truly believe in a parties cause, what does this say about the ethics and morals of corporate and special interests who donate to both? Are not these political donations just a legal form of bribery? Is this not a much bigger scandal?
I wonder which political party realizing this chicanery would put a stop to corporations and special interests that cover all their lobbying bases to gain influence instead of subscribing to a parties philosophy. After all its crystal clear these special interest groups care not what a political party stands for, except trying to wrangle a piece of the government’s taxpayer funded financial pie, thus Canada’s interests are not best served!
The NDP and the Liberals scream scandal at Prime Minister Harper should remember when pointing an accusing finger, three of those fingers at pointing right back at them. Nobody is innocent in all this, nor are we getting our money’s worth, when the House of Commons politicians engage in daily bickering instead of getting back to business serving Canadians. So fix the rot in all parties during after hours, not during House of Commons business, that time belongs to Canadians who pay your salary.
After all, this isn’t high school anymore.