Treasure Island

James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)

REWRITE TRUDEAU'S CHARTER... JAN 12TH,2013


REWRITE TRUDEAU'S CHARTER … JAN 12TH,2013
BY
JAMES BREDIN


No propositions, binding referendums or judicial reviews,
And our Ottawa politicians are busy having a snooze,
Death-with-dignity is forbidden but not abortion clinics,
No doubt we have a high proportion of political cynics.




They told Sue Rodriguez where she could go, when she asked to die,
They looked down from above and didn't even bother to ask why,
And we have been locked in that no death-with-dignity decision,
Those who are dying in great pain can watch television.




We definitely need another big constitutional debate,
Rewrite the Charter and this time get it right and get it straight,
Set-date elections and death-with-dignity issues up front,
Despite that some activists would look at this as an affront.

JAN 12TH,2013

Submitted: Saturday, January 12, 2013

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  • Leslie Philibert (1/13/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    You need the background to understand this, but I like poets who write political work - well done. (Report) Reply

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