Free secret votes needed in parliament

Duncan – Once again our electoral system proves a majority government defeats democracy. Less

than one in four of our electorate put this government in power and we go to war without the formal consent of over 75 per cent of the Canadian electorate.

What is needed is a veto power for all or any of the opposition to stop a bill or force debate and to demand a free secret vote on the subject bill. Now comes the hue and cry “but the government could not do what it wants”. Good, they are better doing nothing than doing the wrong thing. There should be no way of tracing how a member votes and a step forward is taken for democracy and outside forces cannot control Canada’s destiny.

John A. Mc Donald

Duncan