Term of Office
I have tried several times to access your web site, but
evidently it is on that new system the current provincial
government has introduced which I cannot access.
I am most anxious to say one critical thing to your Assembly.
Please do not even consider proposing a regular date for elections.
For one thing, you can see from the 2-year partisan battles
currently going on in the United States how time-wasting that is.
My country and my current province of residence absolutely MUST NOT
introduce such a wasteful, money-ridden process here.
We in this more civilized country must have the current maximum
5-year term, both nationally and provincially, allowing for the
removal of bad governments, because otherwise we -- the people --
will lose control over our governments, as the US public have over
theirs. And even fewer people will turn out to vote than at our
last federal election.
However, I do believe it is incumbent on any incoming government
with such a disproportionate seat majority as the current BC one
has to set a time for the next election; this should be enshrined
Incidentally, I believe it is the Duty of all Canadian citizens
to vote in both federal and provincial elections. Otherwise our
governors become even farther away from the control and the wishes
of those they are supposed to be working for.
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