Letter: Disconnect between MP and constituents

Check the parliamentary website to see how your candidate has been voting on your behalf all these years.

To the editor:

Is our MP really the voice of constituents? Over the past six years or so, it seems there has been a disconnect between what people in our area think and how our local MP votes in the House of Parliament.  For instance, during frequent discussions with ordinary folks, young and old, I’ve found that there is an overwhelming concern regarding violence against women, and even more so about missing and murdered aboriginal women in our country.

Another publicized concern is, there should be more transparency, disclosure and accountability regarding senators and MPs.

Even more of a concern is the lack of transparency and accountability within the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) regarding the handling and cover-up of the senate scandal, etc, and just recently the vetting of Syrian refugee applications by the PMO.

There is also an ongoing concern that veterans (especially those in great need due to combat disabilities) are not being treated fairly and in a timely fashion by our government. (To wit: the $1.1 billion that was not given to veteran’s programs over the past six years).

When you check the parliamentary voting record of our local MP, Ron Cannon, the records show he has consistently voted against any motion put forward in the house that has attempted to address or correct these issues. In other words, I am not sure if constituents in our area are given proper ‘voice’ by our MP.

If you want to check the voting record of a local MP, go to the parliamentary website at: www.parl.gc.ca and click on: Today in the House, and then click on Votes on the left hand column.  I urge you to check for yourself so you can be better informed before you cast your vote in the upcoming election.

A. Cabuche, Kelowna

 

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