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The Difference Between American and Canadian Politics

 
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17 October 2020 08:48
 
 
 
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18 October 2020 13:20
 

The presence of more than two parties not only represents the diversity of the real world it makes it less likely to create the tug of war bureaucracies that never get ahead.

The top few points of contention between American Republicans and Democrats never even come up at a Canadian political debate.  The commitment to addressing climate change, health care, a woman’s right to choose, dealing with discrimination and striving to make a fair and just society are all sort of a given.  We all agree on that or at least accept it and move on to other things.  Which can be wonderfully boring but it allows each citizen the chance to discuss the finer points in detail.  And establish what matters the most regionally so we know which direction to go nationally.  And it usually tends to be forward.  There isn’t the constant tension you see with our feisty foreign neighbours.  When you alleviate that tension it makes more room for compromise.  You can see everyone is ultimately on the same page.  The difference amounts to a preference of font.

Also, in Canada, an election is called and we have one.  A referendum is called and we have one.  If you eliminated the endless campaigning in the United States all those millions of dollars could be redirected to the places it’s so desperately needed.  Rebuilding a crumbling infrastructure, investing in renewable energies, helping those who are now lacking food and shelter and providing the health care they need during a pandemic.  Instead of funnelling it into the pockets of corrupt capitalist pigdogs paying for influence and helping themselves.

That would be exceptional.

 
 
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