James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Why Do Less Than Half Of Us Vote? Oct 23rd,2012 - Poem by James Bredin

WHY DO LESS THAN HALF OF US VOTE? Oct 23rd,2012
BY
JAMES BREDIN

Why do less than half Canadians even bother to vote?
Do our appointed Ottawa aristocrats have us by the throat?
The Supreme Court decides what the government can or cannot do,
Therefore our elected politicians are stymied and don't have a clue.




Why is it that most Canadians don't even know about this?
And no binding referendums or recall like the Swiss,
With abortion clinics everywhere and DWD banned,
Therefore Canadians might tend to have problems in this Promised Land.




Why do our courts announce so many publication bans?
Why does the Youth Criminal Justice Act tend to tie our hands?
And the government denied permission to close the Insite Clinic down,
Why bother to vote if things in Ottawa can't be changed around?

Oct 23rd,2012


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012



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