James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Referendums Forbidden In Canada... Sep 22nd 2013 - Poem by James Bredin

If we had propositions like the Americans, what would we like?
Can’t have these changes because our politicians would spike,
But we should at least have binding referendums like the Swiss,
These changes too; disciplined party politicians would dismiss.

We need to have a plebiscite about our first past the post,
Counting election votes where the loosers quite often win the most,
Should we have Supreme Court appointees elected to that post?
And senators elected to the Senate for four years at the most?

Could we get judicial reviews where we could check stuff out?
Because some judicial decisions leave many of us in doubt,
Should we rewrite Trudeau’s Charter to get it all straight?
Is anyone listening or reading or is it all too late?

SEP 22ND,2013

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 23, 2013

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