Wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a politician say he is going to do politics differently!!!!!. Wish I had a dollar for every time they broke an election promise. Politics has become such an entrenched partisan system, people have grown tired and disinterested. We hear the same old nonsense over and over, but nothing ever changes. When I look at our four Island members, I have to wonder what if anything they have actually done for the island? Indeed, can we even imagine what they have cost tax payers in salaries, expenses and pensions. The figure would be staggering, I doubt few would say it was money well spent. Could anyone say our island MPs really represent they constituents? or do they merely follow partisan lines. The glaring answer is they follow the partisan line. However, today I saw a breathe of fresh air blowing through the Country. The announcements of JWR and Jane Philpot running as independents sounded the first real possibilities of change in Canadian politics. For the first, time we were hearing from two brave female politicians declaring and end to politics as usual. Of course they both have yet to get re-elected in the upcoming federal election. Nevertheless, it is the first signs of cracks within the old party establishment. Maybe, just maybe, we will see politics being done differently.
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