Saturday, November 22, 2008

Today's baby step to redemption

Deborah Coyne has an op-ed in The Star which decries the path taken by federal governments from Mulroney onwards and calls out for a leader of passion and common purpose.

"We learned that when we all contribute to and share the benefits of good health care, we are all better off. We learned that the best way to build the bonds of social solidarity is by having our children attend great public schools in an environment that reflects the diversity in society around us. Most importantly, we learned that the measure of a great society and nation is how well we collectively take care of and lift up the weakest members, and that preserving the dignity of our neighbour preserves the dignity of us all.

But what we may not have learned is that building a fair and compassionate society is not a destination, but a journey. The fight for greater equality and justice never ends."...

"The 2008 federal election failed miserably to excite Canadians. The few who did vote did so with little enthusiasm or sense of national purpose or pride. There was no appeal to our better selves to pull together as we enter uncertain economic times, nothing to restore energy and passion to national politics and government, nothing to remind us that we are stronger when we act together as Canadians and share in national projects and endeavours.

Canadians must have the opportunity next time to vote for a strong national government that can inspire us to look over the horizon and leave a better world for our children and grandchildren."

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