Monday, July 16, 2007

Running on empty

Although billions upon billions of permutations of representation are possible in a 107-member parliament within a province of millions of people, "gender balance" for some reason particularly exercises the consternation of media and sponsored lobby groups. But if we shouldn't suppose that we choose who are our representatives but that representatives choose who we are instead, then an electoral system of quotas makes perfect sense.

This would at least obviate the suggestion that, if women are not running for parliament because of time constraints, parliament should be doing much less.

1 Comment:

Elaine said...

I think it has more to do with people of either gender being ashamed to be part of the liberal party. Imagine the embarassment of trying to pretend you support Dainty Dion. The liberals and ndp really have nothing to do with being Canadian. They make that apparent everytime they open their gobs. You are seeing more and more Canadians wanting to take their country back from the left, who would drag it right up a dogs asshole as long as they get to line their pockets with our money.