Surrey – The Editor, Re: “Surrey MP Russ Hiebert’s taste for travel won’t be missed,” the Now editorial, April 2. If it is true that we get the politicians we deserve, then the reported lack of respect by this federal Conservative backbencher speaks volumes about our ability to judge who is suitable for such an important function in our society.
It appears that, with the exception of our many engaged 50-somethings and stubborn elders, few adults of voting age put much importance on elections or give much effort to in-depth understanding of the issues.
And that is the problem right there.
Politics is not a lot of fun, compared to all the other choices and requirements on the time of busy people. But we won’t get better results until we insist on a better product and then you have to keep a sharp eye on it while in operation, in case it goes wrong.