As of today, Canadians are facing the final sixteen days of our election campaign. It has been said that an election campaign doesn't really begin until the final week, so of course the best is yet to come.
It is sad and downright criminal that we do not hear our leaders addressing the real problems and issues facing Canadians. We hear absolutely nothing about getting tough with our southern neighbor with respect to the softwood lumber industry. Our American neighbor has chosen to thumb their noses at us in the day to day application of the free trade agreement. Our health care system is facing devastation. These are things that make us uniquely Canadian, and yet, we stand idly by and allow a few so called big shots to erode the system.
Hey Canada, let this be your wake up call. Pay attention to what is going on before election day. Don't go into the polling booth and mark an "X" just because it is the way our family has always voted. Make your vote count, and if the party is not doing what you want as a Canadian, then, send them packing. Remember, the member of parliament works for you. In the real world, the words "Your Fired" would ring out.