Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadox
Granted, the system of governance in Canada is far from perfect; but with all due respect to the both of you,
, Canada is not going to collapse as you seem to imply if the system is not completely overhauled. Yes, the system is flawed; each system is, in some way or another -- but the immediate fate of Canada does not rest on the doing-away with our Westminster Parliament.
I doubt Canada will collasp. But the fact is our system of government won't stop a tyranical ruler. It also shuts out minorities. Lots of dictatorship ships of the magority in the form of democracy have lasted hundreds of years very well and I'm sure Canada will too. But as a Republican Social Democrat, I have to respect the right of the minority to be enfranchised in our system. I may not always agree with all minority groups point of view but I believe they have a right to be enfranchised in our system. Now you may not care that a portion of society has no or little representation, but by disenfrancising them is usually more dangourse then francisation of these cause as history has proven to us time and again..
Paradox, I sometimes give you worse cause, or not so good scenio's to demostraight the inequilities of our system and what can happen. Now with Harper I do not think he will turn out to be a facsist, but if he does you could lose everything you care about because of our system.
As I said in my other comments, I doubt this will happen, and I think Canada is working ok with our broken system because of the people who have been incharge have been mostly enlightened people who have not overly abused the system. That doesn't mean we can always trust in this.
In less then a week we have a possibility of being ruled by a minority, with a magority in government, who does not repect the minority, nor respects other minorities rights nor the magority of Canadians rights. Why will they be able to do this, because of our system. I'm not saying it's the end of Canada, but I'm just saying we can improve our system so we can prevent a few things.
1. absolute rule by the magority
2. Minority rule by magority government
3. disenfrachisment of minority groups.
I think those three things are immportant in Canada and in a democracy... They might be republican values but they are also values we have as well in our beliefs.
I see you are very pasionate about your beliefs as I am, and you will only learn once you have been disenfranchised by the system
(sh*t gotta jet)