What the Workers Have to Say
We Need to Send a Clear Message to Politicians: Stop Playing With Our Lives
– Metal Worker from Mauricie, Quebec –
I find this election call totally irresponsible, a total lack of judgment on the part of this government, those who are elected for the people, but they have long forgotten that. At the moment, they are more interested in getting elected than in actually dealing with what is going on. On the one hand, they’re making all kinds of regulations about COVID-19 to try to curb it, but on the other hand, they’re going to make everyone line up at the polls to vote. It’s completely absurd. It’s a political calculation just to get elected. They know very well that there is a big chunk of the population that limits their travel because of COVID-19, and that they probably won’t vote. And they know that there are people who are busy with other things, who are busy surviving. If you just look at what’s happening in Quebec cities with the housing crisis, there are still a lot of people who don’t have housing right now, so the election is the least of their worries.
In the west, it’s tragic what’s happening, with the heat wave and the forest fires. I find that beyond the political calculation that tells them that statistically this is a good time for them, they have ignored everything else. They’ve ignored the human side of what we’ve been going through for almost two years, being locked up or nearly locked up in our homes and limiting our travel. To get their majority, they are ready to put people at risk.
We must mobilize ourselves to send a clear message that enough is enough, politicians must listen to the people, and we must teach the Liberals a lesson. We must send a clear message to the politicians that they must stop playing with the people, with our lives.
We need governments that govern in the interests of the people.
(Translated from original French by Renewal Update.)