Our invisible MP

Our invisible MP Open letter to MP Ryan Leef: I heard you talking this morning on CBC radio at length about something very few Yukoners are discussing: mixed martial arts. What a waste of air time, what a waste of an opportunity. We Yukoners are talkin

Open letter to MP Ryan Leef:

I heard you talking this morning on CBC radio at length about something very few Yukoners are discussing: mixed martial arts. What a waste of air time, what a waste of an opportunity.

We Yukoners are talking about the China investment treaty, and we are talking about fracking. We are talking about your leader’s new omnibus bill.

You knew we’d be talking about those things, you understand that the real issues are what concern us here, and yet you avoid any opportunity to open the dialogue with us and instead of addressing the genuine concerns of your thoughtful constituency you talked about mixed-martial arts … we don’t care about MMA.

We do care about our country, and our sovereignty and about the sneaky way that Stephen Harper keeps trying to trick us into swallowing dirty legislation.

You won’t likely have a second term and I’m sure you know it. Perhaps that’s why you are so concerned about making sure you get your single issue dealt with this term.

You are an invisible MP. I know you’ve been invited to many events where you simply haven’t appeared. I know a lot of Yukoners have waited to hear you speak about all these important issues. Instead, when we finally hear your voice, it’s about the one issue that moves you. MMA. How disappointing.

I hope you make use of the many opportunities afforded you to communicate with your constituency in a meaningful way. I know we will listen with interest.

Deborah Turner-Davis

Whitehorse