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audra trower williams
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posted 24 September 2003 09:26 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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A shout-out to Liberal leadership hopefuls and to candidates in the upcoming Ontario and PEI elections. Today, Democracy Watch challenged them all to pledge to resign if they break their free-running campaign promises. The group also wants candidates to promise their support for legislation making it illegal for politicians and other public officials to lie.

Democracy Watch link


From: And I'm a look you in the eye for every bar of the chorus | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Pogo
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posted 24 September 2003 02:00 PM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is just silly and runs against activist government. Holding people to strategic committments assumes that the political circumstances never change or are totally predictable. Elections are for people to assess the goals of parties, but also to assess their ability to achieve their goals.
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 24 September 2003 02:53 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I kind of like the idea. I've often wondered how it is that a candidate can stand up and promise "I'll cut taxes", then get into office, raise taxes, and not be held accountable for another 4 years.

If the times are-a-changin' that fast, then maybe they shouldn't make promises. Just stand up and say "Gee, I don't know what things will be like in a few years, so I don't want to get your hopes up or anything. But I have a neat slogan, don't I?"


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Pogo
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posted 24 September 2003 03:16 PM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Grant Devine made a whole bunch of outlandish promises. The people of Sask voted for them. He fulfilled them and put the province in hock for years to come. The place would have been a lot better if he hadn't lived up to his promises and thrown out the next election for being a liar. Election promises should be judged by the electorate, not some legal system.
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