Liberate Queens Park

Liberate Queens Park
Posted on April 7, 2016 | Matt Radford | Written on April 7, 2016
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I encourage everyone reading this to contact their MPP, feel free to copy and paste this letter and email it out.

Let our politicians know that we want Recall Legislation.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario is lacking in Public Accountability. We, The People of Ontario, have little to no voice or oversight on our government, except every 4 years at election time.

The problem with this is that politicians are reneging on promises they made to get the vote in the first place, or passing legislation and making decisions that weren't discussed at election time and should have been put to vote through referendum, such as the sale of publicly owned utility companies. We need a government that allows us to hold THEM accountable for their actions.

What we see is a government that blames everyone else for their mistakes. There is no accountability in our legislature. Their purpose is to smear their opposition, point fingers and shift responsibility and blame on others, then tell us we need to be accepting and understanding of other people and their feelings. Their only goal is ONLY to win the next election.

More often than not, our elected officials are putting their own interests ahead of those that they work for; the people. We are their bosses, not vice versa. When an employee acts against the best interest of those they work for, the employer will terminate employment of said employee. Good government leads by example. OUR government dictates that we behave a certain way and then behaves the exact opposite. This applies to ALL governments, Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Greens. They are ALL the same.

What we need is legislation to hold those that represent us and work FOR us accountable--Recall Legislation. Recall is a process through which a registered voter can petition to remove a Member of the Legislative Assembly from office. A voter can only petition to recall the Member for the electoral district in which they are registered to vote.

On Thursday September 17th, 2015, Conservative MPP Randy Hillier debated his MPP Recall legislation, Bill 89, in the hopes of bringing more accountability to the Ontario Legislature. Hillier's bill would allow constituents to recall their MPPs via petition if it could gain signatures from 25% of the number of voters from the last election. Much to the dismay of many across the province the Bill was defeated in the house.

This bill would have added a much needed layer of accountability to the members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Please join us May 9th to protest government mismanagement and raise awareness for recall legislation.

Thank you,
Matt Radford,
Liberate Queens Park

"Government, is the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government." - William Lyon Mackenzie King

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Matthew Christoffer Roger Radford was born in Trenton Ontario in 1977.  After moving around a few times, his family settled in Campbellford, in the beautiful Trent Hills in Northumberland County.

Matthew spent... More