Sunday, February 28, 2016

Democracy, but not for all

Published in the Toronto Star, February 28, 2016

Re: Let all MPs decide freely, Editorial Feb. 21
In demanding a free vote on the issue of assisted suicide, the Star editorializes that “If ever there was an issue that calls for MPs to examine their consciences and vote according to their personal values, this is it.”
Curious, the Star did not extend such liberality to would-be candidates who had examined their consciences and would have voted according to their personal values with regard to abortion. 

Indeed, the Star lauded Justin Trudeau when he barred such would-be Liberal candidates from seeking office.
Democracy has many faces, some of them ugly.

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