Prime minister is singing wrong tune

If Harper’s singing raises a smile, I guess it’s proof that Canadians are desperate for a reason to smile over anything our dictator-wannabe does.

Dear Editor:

If Harper’s singing raises a smile, I guess it’s proof that Canadians are desperate for a reason to smile over anything our dictator-wannabe does.

I don’t understand why the media gave so much attention to something that has absolutely nothing to with what Canadians are paying Harper to do — democratically govern. It was one little incident at one little private affair on the other end of this country. It has nothing to do with Canadians — unless it was paid for by taxpayers which is quite likely given Harper’s everyday tune of using Canadian taxpayer money to pay for the ceaseless promotion of their party that Conservatives routinely marionette to.

And how appropriate is it for us to be paying Mike Duffy to be a senator and instead he’s advertising for the Conservatives. The bottom line is that we just can’t trust Harper and his Conservatives not to try getting away with everything they can. They appear to have no inbuilt sense of right and wrong. I certainly expect more wisdom from a senator and at least a smidgen of common sense and decency from a prime minister.

The sad thing about all this is that the majority of Canadians couldn’t care less about how a governing party squanders their tax money they so responsibly contribute to the management of our huge country. It was said last week on the TV news that during election time only 80 per cent of Canadians pay attention to politics and between elections only about 20 per cent care whether our elected officials are working in our best interests or their own.

I find it hard to believe that Canadians would base something as serious as choosing the people to represent us and govern our country on something as insignificant as one misleading song.

Evone Monteith

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