Open letter to MP Ryan Leef:
Please support Conservative MP Michael Chong’s private member’s bill that would bring the prime minister and party leaders’ roles back to where it ought to be. The prime minister should just be first amongst equals, not have chief executive power that Mr. Harper and his PMO have right now.
This authoritative regime we have in place right now is resulting in massive omnibus bills that have endangered our environment, overwhelmed our criminal justice system and created a sense of entitlement that is destroying our international reputation.
The subsidies to the oil and gas industries keep flowing and there are massive cutbacks in science, environment, heritage, arts, renewable energy, health care, parks, transportation safety… I could go on and on.
Now we see this blind ambition manifesting in corruption associated with the Senate, electoral fraud, RCMP investigations getting closer and closer to the leader of your party, and underfunded inspectors in many crucial sectors, such as transportation, habitat protection, food safety, and our crumbling infrastructure.
In the Yukon context that would free you up to do your job and freely represent all Yukon constituents, something you promised over and over in the last election and since, but have rarely been able to deliver on.
This private member’s bill isn’t the whole answer but it is a good start.