Friday, March 03, 2006

Regional Leader?

This was an interesting post, and this is my respons:

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"An Ontario Leader?"

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A question I pose to you, my loyal readers: Seeing that regional conflict is dominating Canadian Politics more and more, with every region upset that they do not get enough of a seat at the federal table, would having a leader from Ontario be overall negative to the party, and more importantly, to the country? Note that even Dalton McGuinty is arguing that he doesn't get enough representation in Ottawa! Guidelines for response: Try not to relate your posts to specific candidates, this is about the issue above; and please keep it civil.

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(PERSONAL COMMENT: It is about time the LIEberal's see this problem in Canada. Too bad you had to lose the election to see it. For years this has been brought up and the need for electoral Reform. Now will the LIEberal government bring about some form of representation by population? You want real representation, then do as the Clown Party of Canada suggests _ redraw the political boundaries by population. Ontario would probably be the biggest portion, with Quebec and Alberta following. This would not only be for Members of Parliament but also Senate reform _ my personal view is tat Senators should be voted in.
This is one area in which ALL political parties should agree upon _ and when it comes to their own ridding _ please remember this will be for Canada NOT the particular party. The simplest way would be one MP for X number of voters _ though at the present I have no formula for smaller population Prov. But at least work together _ this would benefit Canada.)
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"...would having a leader from Ontario be overall negative to the party, and more importantly, to the country?"
I see this as one of the most decisive issues _ where the leader comes from. I will use the last election as an example (I will try to keep to the issue):
The political/regional differences are very strong and certain political parties are stronger in some areas and weak or non_existent in others. This was used by the political party that was in power to suggest that a Prime Minister from the West could not represent ALL Canadians. While at the same time the West was saying that the Central Canadian politicians did not understand them. Same country with opposite views. Even near the end of election the Quebec Bloc said they didn't want to be told what to do by Calgary. This also had an effect upon the way smaller Prov. and Territories voted.
This is the problem of having the "Leader" from a different area. What would happen if a leader from a political party was from the Yukon?
It should not matter where the leader is from - the question to ask is; "Does this person represent Canada’s best interest?"
The two major parties do make this an issue. At the present where the leader comes from is more important than what the party has to say. The last election was based somewhat on policy - yet the major differences was on where the leader came from. Yes, the leader should be able to inspire people to follow them and ideas, yet it is how that person responds to Canadians as a whole. This is where the regions come in. The region where the person comes from will - on the whole - rally around and support him/her, while the other people say that it doesn’t represent them.


At 4:41 p.m., Blogger Clinton P. Desveaux said...

Dalton who?


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