Perplexed

I confess I am perplexed over the ever growing lack of bipartisanship in our governments. It seems to have become fashionable to declare the other parties 'the enemy' and refuse to work together on behalf of your constituents who duly elected you. As a democratically elected official it is your constitutional duty to work across the aisle wherever that aisle may be whether in property stratas, municipal, provincial and federal governments. Get it together and do your job as it was intended to be done and quit wasting tax payer's time and money!

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Oct 23, 2023 at 2:49pm

The real bad news is that it just gets worse and worse. One entity of the government will sue another entity of the government over trivial amounts of money and the taxpayers end up getting ripped off over and over again. All the while nothing gets done and all the politicians give each other a big pat on the back when they meet up with each other over catered lunches and admire each other as they grow fatter and fatter with every meeting. I'm sick of it...

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Well spoken

Oct 23, 2023 at 6:18pm

You really hit the nail on the head. I'm so sick to death of all the useless garbage in Ottawa, Victoria and the rest of the Lower mainland blaming each other for problems like housing instead of working together to resolve them. Leadership, and I mean genuine leadership is something truly lacking in all levels of government, especially nowadays. It's evident.

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Anonymous

Oct 23, 2023 at 9:43pm

The U.S. influence is destroying Canadian politics and Canada. The reason this has happened is that Canada has failed to develop a properly substantive national identity that distinguishes us from the states. Maple syrup and healthcare don't hold a country together. Canadians are bland and impressionable, and that's the hard truth.

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lack of reality

Oct 24, 2023 at 5:54am

Populist online approach has made the word "conservative" akin to true evil or 1930's Germany. I have voted for Liberals, NDP, Green and Conservative over the years depending on the election the candidate etc. But I am the outlier. Most people will live and die on hating the other parties with venom even if their own sends them rocketing off a cliff.

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Re: lack of reality

Oct 24, 2023 at 5:44pm

I couldn’t said it better myself. Sometimes more often than not, indifference is a good thing. Especially when it comes to politics. Most people complain about them with an angry vengeance but they’re human beings just like us. This is what our system produces. This is the best we can do. Garbage in, garbage out.

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Dying idelogy

Oct 27, 2023 at 4:52pm

If only a certain dying ideology wasn't kicking and screaming and fighting against inevitable change... necessary... urgent change. Politics should be about solving complex deep rooted nationwide problems... not about creating divisive culture wars. When you can't win votes on 21st century long term forward thinking policy, you have to result to division. Reaganomics has be slowly crushing the middle and lower classes since the 1980s yet millions across the globe hang onto this dying ideology

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