Far from honourable

Far from honourable I am angry, and the more I think about it the more angry I become. Just what is wrong with the people we elected as "leaders"? My focus is on both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and our very own premier, Darrell Pasloski. I feel they

I am angry, and the more I think about it the more angry I become.

Just what is wrong with the people we elected as “leaders”? My focus is on both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and our very own premier, Darrell Pasloski.

I feel they are two peas in the same pod, and I feel that Harper has influenced Pasloski in his decisions about the Peel land use plan. I think the economy and “business” is the only thing that matters to them. I don’t believe he understands the true definition of democracy. I actually wonder if he could find it in the dictionary.

I believe that the people of the Yukon and elsewhere in Canada have spoken, and due process has not been followed. But no, apparently our “leaders” know best for the rest of us.

Pasloski rejected the Peel planning commission’s final report. This report came at great cost in money and time, and by rejecting it, the constitutional rights of Yukon citizens has been violated, particularly First Nations citizens.

I believe that our “leader” has gone deaf to the wishes of the majority of the Yukon people. These are the people he works for, but I think he has forgotten that minor detail. I also believe he has forgotten that the power of the people is stronger than the “people in power.”

The term “honourable” has no meaning unless it is earned, and in this circumstance, the Yukon government politicians have not earned the right to use honourable in front of their names. The decisions made by Pasloski about the Peel land use plan are, in my belief, a fireable offense.

Richard Oziewicz

Teslin