The Truth of the Matter
An Ipsos poll released on September 5 says that 67 per cent of those surveyed believe that “Canada’s Economy is Rigged to Advantage the Rich and Powerful,” an increase of eight points since Ipsos last posed the question in 2016.
Sixty-one per cent of respondents agreed with the statement “Traditional Parties and Politicians Don’t Care About People Like Me.”
Prior to the release of this survey, on August 26, Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue reported on a 61-page study it conducted titled State of Democracy + Appeal of Populism. It said that a “solid majority [61 per cent] believe government puts establishment interests ahead of ordinary Canadians.” “Canadians believe that government is insensitive to what citizens think. A solid majority (70 per cent) say elected officials don’t care what ordinary Canadians think, and more than six-in-ten feel government ignores their interests in favour of the establishment,” the Wosk Centre for Dialogue reported.
These two investigations do not deplore the state of Canada’s democratic institutions and the fraud of holding elections between leaders and parties nobody trusts. Their alleged concern is to understand why Canadians are prone to populism! The Wosk Centre study, funded in part by the Government of Canada, was begun in 2017, as part of a larger project to work “with governments and organizations across Canada to understand how different forms of democratic engagement can better serve residents to increase levels of democratic commitment and participation.” The Wosk Centre for Dialogue described the survey as one of the most comprehensive ever on the topic.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the parties which form the cartel party system are now running around the country each declaring they represent what Canadians stand for. It shows that this election promises to be a disgraceful spectacle which will not resolve any problems facing Canadians, let alone the crisis in which the democratic institutions are mired. It all makes the message the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada is giving on point — which is that Canadians are quite capable of speaking in their own name and are doing so more and more. The role the MLPC has given itself in this election is to encourage Canadians to speak in their own name and close their ears to the nonsense talk of those who call themselves leaders as well as the media and pundits. All of them decide “the issues” and then declare that we have a choice. Enough!