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Who pays the piper calls the tune.
A reprint from: MYMPA.ca Make Your Member of Parliament Accountable
Who pays the of Members of Parliament? The Canadian public. It is the taxes from honest, hard working Canadians that maintain the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa.
It is the constituents who elect each Member of Parliament, it is the constituents to whom each Member of Parliament must be accountable.
Canadians can no longer allow our Government to be hijacked by Political Parties and their partisan agendas.
Become a participant of MYMPA Make My Member of Parliament Accountable and hold your him/her to account. MYMPA is a grassroots organization whose intent is to loosen the control of political parties over Members of Parliament and return the accountability of MPs back to their constituents.
Over the past 40 years or more, Parliament has become increasingly under the control of the Political Party in power and hence under the Prime Minister so much so that democracy itself is being threatened. The Prime Ministerial use of appointments in near all aspects of Government positions from Cabinet to Senate to Party Whip to Parliamentary Committees and the heads of such is becoming almost dictatorial. The PM’s sole perogative to call parliamentary agenda, to limit debate, to limit questions, to prorogue Parliament, is far from true and open democracy.
All Political Parties have called for reform of both The House and The Senate but, none have put forward any practical legislation to do so. In the meantime, both the House and the Senate have increasingly become partisan puppets to party politics to the detriment of good government and democracy.
It is time for change.
Since the politicians refuse to reform Parliament, it is time for citizens to take action.
When the elected won’t, the people will! The people have no other choice.
Citizens for Accountable Members of Parliament propose to have each candidate for election sign a contract with the Constituents of each perspective constituency promising to serve the constituents before their party. In other words, DO THEIR JOB.