As a constituent of John Edzerza I have to say that I am sorely disappointed with his decision to rejoin the Yukon Party.
He claims that he switched sides this time because he felt that the voters did not want another election at this time.
I’m not sure who he was talking to as he never showed up at my place nor called me asking what I wanted, and I have heard plenty of people demanding an election to get rid of the current administration.
Correct me if I am wrong, John Edzerza, but could you not have avoided an election by not agreeing with the nonconfidence vote, thereby leaving a minority government that would have had to learn how to get along for once, effectively putting a stop to the premier’s bullying and mishandling of our government. (I am not even going to get into the hypocrisy of that issue and yourself.)
As a non-First Nation constituent of Edzerza, I have had to deal with the fact that he has made himself quite clear that his top priorities lie with First Nation issues. While I appreciate the need for First Nation voices, I do not agree that these are the only issues of concern to all of Edzerza’s constituents. If his only concern is with First Nation issues, might I suggest that he try First Nation governments for employment.
This latest move by Edzerza makes me wonder if he is at all concerned about what his constituents really want. Why not have a constituency meeting and ask how your constituents feel about you changing parties yet again. I feel that he has let down not only his own constituents, but all Yukoners. We actually had a possible chance for a more effective government and he has now allowed the current government to continue to run roughshod over all Yukoners.
For shame, Edzerza. You clearly are in it for yourself now and to hell with what your constituents want. At least when Brad Cathers left his party it was because of moral and ethical reasons. You sold your soul to the devil.
You, Edzerza, give politics a bad name and it because of people such as yourself that the Canadian voters are staying away from the polls. What does our voice matter when our representatives can change who they are and what they stand for without so much as a single conversation with those who put them where they are.
The only possible good that could come of this betrayal is that Edzerza’s actions piss off enough people that, come election time, people get involved and demand that their representatives are more accountable. Sadly, I believe that Todd Hardy is probably more correct, in that this type of behaviour only serves to turn people away from politics.
G. R. J.