July 07, 2016

In over her head or purposely vague? Democratic Institutions Minister won’t commit to democratic vote

Brian LilleyArchive

The Electoral Reform Committee has been meeting during Parliament’s summer recess and this week, they got to hear from the woman who is leading the democratic reform file for Justin Trudeau, Maryam Monsef.

As we’ve come to expect from her, she continues to avoid answering direct questions and is still maintaining that a referendum isn’t needed.

When pressed however, she makes vague suggestions that the Liberals will listen to the findings of the committee no matter what conclusion they come to.

Watch her answer and see if you agree that she’s working hard to be clear as mud on the question.

Is she in over her head or is this exactly what Gerald Butts and Justin Trudeau want from her so that they can end this process with exactly the system they want, that benefits Liberals for years to come?

The bottom line is that Canadians must make their voices heard on this issue or we’ll lose our voice.

If you haven’t already, please sign and share our petition at LetUsVote.ca.

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commented 2016-07-08 15:46:24 -0400
This woman has been strategically appointed to use the double talk she learned from her degree in psychology. She certainly knows how to manipulate and play psychological head games when she doesn’t know what the answers are.
Trudeau is also using her. What better patsy than this young, inexperienced woman to blame when it all falls apart.
Birds of a feather…..
commented 2016-07-08 11:48:01 -0400
Jay, I will take a referendum over the shiny pony making the decision. But the best approach might be a demand for all 10 provinces agreeing to such a move. The problem with that is Ottawa will try to bribe the provinces into it somehow. The so called consultation process is dominated by special interest groups. They are a way to whitewash the fact that the average citizen Joe Six Pack is not really given a voice.
commented 2016-07-08 03:27:44 -0400
Has anybody considered the possibility that this lady’s cultural background – as evidenced by her psychobabble – has conditioned her to spout “Daddy knows best” nonsense?…
commented 2016-07-08 02:49:01 -0400
Jay then it is most likely that FPTP will not be around if the people do not get a vote,and if you hate democracy then do not practice or benefit from it.
commented 2016-07-08 00:24:42 -0400
Bill, Jay needs reform because the great leader told him he does.
commented 2016-07-08 00:21:02 -0400
Jay Kelly commented – we need far more consultation and participation in the process seeking to reform our electoral system <>I, for one, think the “first-past-the-post” system is best. It has served us well. "

Pretty conflicted sentiment – If the FPTP works best, why the need for reform?
commented 2016-07-07 23:41:35 -0400
Kindergarten teacher yes… head of a government agency wtf?!?! What the heck is happening to Canada and Canadian values
commented 2016-07-07 22:27:04 -0400
She can go back to her home country where she doesn’t have to worry about voting
commented 2016-07-07 22:17:23 -0400
I am against the idea of a referendum on electoral reform. Referendums generally end up badly and undemocratically.

That said, we need far more consultation and participation in the process seeking to reform our electoral system

I, for one, think the “first-past-the-post” system is best. It has served us well.
commented 2016-07-07 22:11:50 -0400
She is in way over her head for this file. Which is why she comes across vague and without definitive answers. Like most of Trudopes cabinet. And the others like Dion and McCallum are just plain liars.
Her response was obviously a canned answer and prepared script.
commented 2016-07-07 20:33:47 -0400
F**k her. Put her on the next camel train to Kabul.
PS. Take Baby Doc along…
commented 2016-07-07 19:48:07 -0400
A thirty year old Muslim, who hails from the terrorist breeding ground and hell-hole known as Afghanistan (but has also spent some time residing in Iran and Pakistan), who worships Islam, a 7th century death cult operated by savages and is the very antithesis of civilized democracy, has been tasked by the so-called prime minister whose ties to that same death cult are also becoming well known, now has the temerity to declare that civilized western democracy is no longer appropriate for the “changing face of Canada”. What may be the awful truth is that she may be correct. Canada’s once beautiful face is indeed changing.
commented 2016-07-07 19:47:32 -0400
“ . . . she’s particularly interested in hearing from Canadians who don’t engage in the democratic process. “
Does that mean she’s particularly interested in hearing from dictators?
Does that mean she’s particularly interested in hearing from people who are young and stupid, like Bernie’s millennial kids?
Does that mean she’s particularly interested in hearing from people recently arrived from uncivilized countries?
Or is her criticism of our current 19th century electoral system, because it does not reflect the will of the people, finally an admission that the so-called prime minister and his government are illegitimate?
commented 2016-07-07 19:45:26 -0400
What’s her background? Does she know anything other than liberal BS? Has she been in Canada for more than six months?
Cute? Maybe, but competent?
commented 2016-07-07 19:32:42 -0400
The “vagueness” is very purposeful – they have to deflect attention from how they intend to undermine majority will in the electoral system by “power sharing” with “also rans” who are secondary Librano candidates disguised under a different banner on the ballot.

It is a collusion to negate the popular consent and majority rule.
commented 2016-07-07 19:13:42 -0400
Some thoughts…

First, we the people are just trash, regardless of our walk of life, unless we are contributing to Mr. And Mrs. Baby Doc’s personal FU fund. Cue muslim opponents to oil sands.

Second, Monsef is cute and so a nice addition for Baby Doc since I think he will have absorbed Papa Doc’s philandering proclivities along with his anti-Canada proclivities.

Third, did Monsef actually say it is 2016? I guess the Party of Liberal Corruption’s commission has made a decision about current year. Where was the MSM when this conclusion occurred?
commented 2016-07-07 19:10:36 -0400
“purposely vague” is how I interpret this situation!
commented 2016-07-07 18:55:40 -0400
As the recent Brexit vote shows, this is simply too important of a decision to leave up to voters. They might make the “wrong” choice.