Monday, May 23, 2011

Layton's New Democrat M.P.'s ...Young, Working Class and Idealistic.

I'm excited to see what's going to happen in the next session of the House of Common's. The N.D.P. has been criticized for their newly elected candidates in Quebec because of their youth, inexperience and lack of ability to speak French (some). Quebecers seem fine with their candidates. The voters in Berthier-Maskinongé  were fine with Ruth Ellen Brosseau who can barely speak a few words in french. Knowing this the voters voted her in anyways. Why shouldn't a "commoner" represent the voters in the House of Commons (or Commoners). I think it's great that the voters were fine with having students and others represent them.

Not all the newly M.P.'s in Quebec are inexperienced and young.  Hélène Laverdière is a former Foreign Affairs officer who served in several countries. She will make an excellent critic of this portfollio. 
Alexandre Boulerice of Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie is a former communications advisor for C.U.P.E.

Maybe this parliament will be filled with less jaded politicians. A breath of political fresh air could be blowing through this country. We have hopes that the N.D.P. can keep the Conservatives at bay until the next election, after which they will meet their defeat at the hands of the Newbies.

1 comment:

sensible discussion said...

Let's see what these guys can do as the official opposition.