Thursday, December 01, 2005

I haven't decided who I'm going to vote for yet. However, Stephen Harper hasn't really started out too well. This letter to the editor (Toronto Star, Today's edition) pretty much sums up my thinking on Mr. Harper presently.
Conservative leader Stephen Harper, wake up!
Your kickoff to the election shows just how out of touch you are with the Canadian people. For most of us the same-sex marriage issue is not an issue; check the opinion polls.
How narrow-minded to reopen the same-sex marriage debate when one in seven Canadian children are living below the poverty level in spite of the commitment of the Canadian government back in the '90s to eliminate childhood poverty by the year 2000.
How doggedly single-minded to reopen the issue when so many of our First Nations people live in Third World conditions while the report from the royal commission on aboriginal peoples gathers dust for more than 10 years, its recommendations not implemented.
Pick just one of these national embarrassments to champion and start trying to make a real difference. George Moore, Dalston, Ont.

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Regardless of my opinion of same-sex marriage, it's not a trump issue in politics. This country is not going to go to shit just because less than 1/100 of 1% of the population has decided to get married to someone of the same sex. This country will go to shit if we neglect more important social issues.


Post a Comment

<< Home