Views: How Will Having an Independent at Queen’s Park Make a Difference? —

All of us together know the conditions of the different sectors of the economy in which we work and in our lives and communities yet we’re blocked from making the decisions which affect our lives. This is because governments are formed by parties which set agendas according to what marketing companies say will get them elected. Once they are in power, we see the level of corruption. They serve private interests while presenting excuses which blame the people for the problems.

It looks like electing an independent is useless but this is not the case. We have our own minds and voices. It would in fact open lines of communication which presently do not exist — from the Legislature to the community. At present we only find out what is happening at Queen’s Park through distorted media accounts which are often more inclined to arouse passions than inform the public. The process does not permit us to work out our own opinions on the matters and speak out publicly for positions that favour the interests of the people, not those of the rich. Our elected representatives should take stands which the people work out, not what parties tell them to do even when they do not agree with it or do not even know what it is. By running as an independent, I’m putting forward that there is another way. Together we can be the ones who speak for ourselves. By voting for me you make a clear statement that this is necessary. Together we can create something new. I hope you join me.

Laura Chesnik