Hon. Pierre Poilievre
I am somewhat more surprised not to have heard from Hon. Poilievre. After all, he does get paid extra by the taxpayer due to his appointment as "Minister of State". Perhaps politicians don't feel obliged to answer e-mails. In any event, I held up posting this update in the hope of having a response from one or both politicians by now. With today's announcement from Liberal leader of the Opposition, Justin Trudeau that he is eliminating the liberal senators from his caucus, forcing them to sit as "Independents", a timely update on my NOTAI ('None Of The Above' Initiative) is in order.
Justin Trudeau's Senate Reform initiative does not in my view go far enough--and does not even begin to address my main complaint about the current electoral system--"under the table deals" and collusion between the parties prior to elections. It would appear these deals are made in order to deny the electorate an opportunity to observe the candidates debate important issues and, as a result, be able to cast an informed vote according to defined party platforms. At first glance, Mr. Trudeau's "senate reform" appears to be more likely a pre-emptive distancing of the Liberal party's association from Liberal Senators, who are currently undergoing an investigation into their expense accounts by the auditor general.
HERE IS MY JANUARY 10, 2014 E-MAIL TO THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORM.
Dear Hon. Poilievre:
(signed, with my name)