Muted response to major issues

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines honour as the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right. Yet, we are hearing nothing from our MPs about the corruption and scandal now engulfing the Conservative Party. Where is the response from our provincial government? Where is the outrage at the unethical and unscrupulous behavior of those who have whitewashed documents, made improper expense claims, or conspired in the attempted cover ups?

We citizens, need our elected members to stand up and express our angst for us to the government, and be our voice, not the voice of the Conservative Party. Government should be accountable to us, the people, not the other way around.

The continuing ‘Senate-gate’ is just the latest in a series of fumbles and controversies that we have witnessed, by a government that has failed to live up to their own self-professed values of Transparency and Accountability. It is time that the leaders we have elected take that trust seriously and clean up the mayhem that has descended upon Ottawa through the acts and failures of themselves or their cohorts. How you handle these scandals for us will define how a lot of people will remember your term as our representative. Edward L. Flom says it well - “One of the hardest tasks of leadership is understanding that you are not what you are, but what you're perceived to be by others.”

Chris Mulhall - Swift Current

Geographic location: Ottawa, Swift Current

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  • Skc
    June 08, 2013 - 12:55

    Harper knows if he ignores it, it will go away and we'll forget. Paul Martin called an enquiry into kick backs over sponsorship cash... and it was his downfall, as despite only implicating mid level beaurocrats, it reminded us for a few years of Liberal corruption. The Conservatives have lapped that level of corruption, and have implicated MP's, Senators etc... but by refusing to discuss issues, they go away http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/07/pol-weston-conservative-fund-secret-denial.html Now news of a secret bribe fund! Time to tell the crooks we remember from month to month. Time to tell Harper that him NOT calling enquiries will be punished come election time!