December 8th 2022
“Promoting the responsible and efficient use of taxpayer dollars while carrying out an educational role with respect to wealth creation and responsible public policy.”

Government Of Canada MP (Elected Member of Parliament)
Let’s take a look at the current elected members of our Federal Parliament that are guiding the future of our Canada.   Currently there are 338 elected members of parliament.

The ruling majority Liberal party have 158 MPs.  The opposition members are:  Conservative party 119 MPs, the Quebec Quo party 32 MPs, the Green Party 2 MPs and Independent 2MPs.  The NDP Party have 25 MPs.                
In review:  the Liberal Party having 158 elected MPs are the decided voting majority of new Parliamentary legislation. 

Parliamentary Legislation requires a 51% Member of Parliament majority vote of approval to be implemented into law.

None of the individual opposition parties have enough voting MPs to have an effect on new legislation decision making.  But if one totals the members of the Conservative, Quebec Quo, Green, Independent and the NDP parties; there are 180 opposition members.

The NDP has publicly pledged their full Party support of Liberal party legislation.  The NDP decision to support Liberal policy, now raises the Liberals from a governing minority party to a majority coalition party with 183 voting members.      
Reviewing of the past ideological government decisions have imposed financial burden on the taxpayer.  It appears to be the Party constitution dictates; all party members must vote with the party decision. The Trudeau Liberal Party have 158 voting members. The sitting opposition parties without the NDP have 151 voting members.  Adding in the 2 Green Party MP’s and 2 Independent MPs, the total opposition have 155 voting members.

Our taxpayer elected party system appears to be so internally powerful, that the federally elected MPs must vote the party decision (tow the party line).  Party leaders decide the direction of the party vote.

Has the taxpayer electorate had an opportunity to also decide the amalgamation of these parties on critical issues effecting the taxpayer welfare?

The taxpayer electorate votes in each Member of Parliament.

When is true parliamentary democracy, by way of Members of Parliament being each allowed free vote based upon the opinion of their constituents considered?

In January and February 2022, 338 sitting MPs in Ottawa, watched a massive gathering of their taxpayer electorate population to protest this parliamentary control of our country.  The participants of this protest are all taxpayers to the federal government.  Government representatives are elected by taxpayers.

The question needs to be asked.

Was the truck convoy protest an aggressive exhibition of the voice of the taxpayer discontent to the 338 members of parliament?

The major indicator was the number of participants.  Another indicator was the financial support offered to the convoy.  Additional indicators were observed in number of the people assisting the convoy.

Was this protest to be a realization of the taxpayer frustration with the socialistic attitude of our elected parliamentary representatives?

For democracy to be effective, it must be more than a heavy-handed majority party.  The combined Members of Parliament have a responsibility to promote responsible and efficient use of taxpayer dollars and the responsibility to represent their constituents.

Perhaps a parliamentary free vote policy be the path to democracy?

If these thoughts appeal to you the taxpayer, then perhaps send an email to your Member of Parliament asking any of the aforementioned questions.

During the next Federal election campaign, maybe ask the candidates in your constituency these same questions.

Do MP’s or parties come first or do the people of the constituents come first?
What are your thoughts?

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