James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

How Do We Get Their Attention July 19th - Poem by James Bredin

Canadians are not encouraged to notice appointees,
Secretly politically selected and have no need to please,
To the Senate, the governor general and the Supreme Court,
Their word is then law and they don't need political support.

An elected High Court would make proper Canadian decisions,
An elected Senate might even make some legal revisions,
But our elected party politicians want nothing to change,
They'll form another sub committee soon but not to rearrange.

Therefore we are helpless to bring about real political change,
Though political parties often hint that they will rearrange,
We don't have binding referendums or death with dignity,
Even the BC Supreme Court was turned down dismally.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, July 20, 2012

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