A worrisome trend needs correction
Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.
[reverting to british colonialism]
Despite all of the ballyhoo over declining voter participation, there is a growing return to a social ill here in Buffy’s Corners.
William Lyon MacKenzie coined the term, “Family Compact”. He was describing a hierarchical class structure in Canada. Left unattended, this elite little group manipulated and controlled all the levers of political and administrative power.
The recent municipal elections in Brampton Ontario give off an ominous odor of history repeating itself. Three of the eleven elected are the children of former council members. In a town of 500,000 that is much more than simple coincidence. In fact, it is downright troubling.
Looking locally outside of City Council, the trend is much wider than just municipal government. One of the elected Members of the Legislature is the offspring of a former Member of Parliament the child of another former MP is currently being discussed…
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