Absence Of Political Term-Limits Danger Sign For Democracy In Canada
Could this provide a structure for Canada to move from democracy to dictatorship?
As time travels forward, one differential between Canadian and American democracy is taking on increasingly significant meaning.
American Presidents are limited to two-terms in office. In Canada, there is no limit to the number of terms spent in office.
In a recent interview, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that he intends to run for a fourth consecutive term. Smart money says he will win-- a victory that would stand as unprecedented in Canadian history. There is nothing that can prevent him from pursuing a fifth or sixth term in office.
Canadian officials are now arguing for an introduction of term limits in Canada. A public opinion poll from Angus Reid suggests that many Canadians would like to change this. More than half (54%) say term limits for elected politicians are necessary.
Will it happen? Not a chance in Hades.
To be considered, the public would need to become aware of these details. They would need to know that a majority of those polled welcome such a transition. To become enlightened on the matter, Canadian media would have to inform the public.
They won't do it. In 2021, mainstream media work for government. This means working for Justin Trudeau. Game-over for reformation of the unlimited term concept. It makes not a speck of difference whether a majority of citizens want it or not.
Justin Trudeau declared Canada a post-modern society. Within the designation, citizens are permitted one day every four years to exercise their democratic rights-- federal voting day.
Apart from this, it's crackdown time in Canada. Government work the will of government, not "the people." It is under such circumstances that our country has been transferred to a pseudo-dictatorship. Within this structure, Justin Trudeau is an ersatz dictator. There is no end in sight for his lock on society. Insiders have known this all along.
"If term limits were imposed, a restriction of two four-year terms is the most popular. Nearly half of all respondents say people who are sworn in as prime ministers and provincial premiers should serve no longer than eight total years in those roles."
If legacy media hide these facts, they can bury the idea that political dynasties exist on a riding-by-riding basis. The most extreme examples are to be found in the "bread basket" of Woke Liberal dominance, the Greater Toronto Area(GTA). A quintessential example being four-term winner Omar Alghabra in Mississauga. As a coveted member of Cabinet, he will be around for as long as Trudeau, or possibly longer.
It is this dynamic more than any other that has Canada walking down a pre-conditioned path toward an erasure of democratic governance.
Another factor in this game remains improperly addressed by media. Canadians do not vote directly for their prime minister-- they vote for an MP candidate from one of Canada's 338 ridings.
In this capacity, a PM who has been around long enough to be despised by a majority of voters can remain as prime minister. Justin Trudeau has everything going for him in this capacity.
From democracy to dictatorship? All signs point toward it-- except within the structure most responsible for communication to the public-- Canadian media.