To the editor:
As an invited speaker to a Pro-Democracy rally in Thunder Bay last weekend I was impressed by the all-party non-partisan messaging to the Prime Minister.
By now it is apparent to most that the reasons given for proroguing Parliament being the economy and market instability are exactly what is in the job description of Members of Parliament. It is their job to debate in the House of Commons and in Committees the course of action that will be taken to stabilize and grow our economy.
Choosing to eliminate MPs from the task they were elected to do has not fooled the Canadian people. Not one thinking Canadian can find an excuse to waste the $49,000,000 that proroguing is costing.
But Canadians do care with attendance exceeding expectations in almost all of the 60 locations. There was passion and caring for our country and if we have been shy about our patriotism in the past then surely the outpouring of concern has won many over.
Indeed the gratitude and appreciation for all we are blessed with in Canada was addressed eloquently by several of the speakers. The fact that in many countries on this planet people cannot vote, cannot walk in peace, cannot speak freely, cannot write to their editor was emphasized with the hopes that the Prime Minister will listen to the people of Canada and re-open the doors to our democratic institutions.
I saw hope and a rekindling of committment to our great nation so I am inspired by so many taking time to show they care!
This messaging is far from over and will not stop until the Prime Minister admits his colossal error and does the right thing."
Thunder Bay-Rainy River