Meladul Haq Ahmadzai

Political parties in Canada needs to democratize its election message to win

Political parties in Canada needs to democratize its election message to win

Canada has one of the best democratic system in place (consisting of the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Greens) which allows more than 15 million people to get involved in the election process because they believe in their goals.

Unlike other parts of the world, Canadians have been keen in the democratic process when voting for their MP’s.

Who is going to say which party is good and which is not good, and so forth? Canadians to decide on that collectively.

However, in order to win, Canada’s political parties must practice fairness, honesty, freedom, etc. while campaigning across the country. These basic traits are/will be critical for the parties in the upcoming October federal election 2019.

Today, Andrew Scheer, the Conservative party leader has shared some interesting messages like “Strength” to portray himself. He has also named Justin Trudeau (running again for re-election) as “Weakness” and “Failure” in his election messages posted to his Twitter account today.

No doubt, but Elections Canada has yet to set the ground for social media campaigning rules such as on Twitter and Facebook. This means that the political debate in Canada is up for question this time around.

Meanwhile, Government of Canada will try to take hate messaging on social media as a policy forward by creating a database for such speech.

The Liberal party under Trudeau has pushed for indigenous rights, while the opposition party wants to see more on the climate change plan.

Taxes will be the issue on the plate for most of Canadians this time around. Provinces such as Ontario has reduced funding for healthcare and therefore eliminated several good jobs. It is estimated that about $2 Billion dollars has been cut from the healthcare sector leaving the rural communities stranded under Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford.

While the running candidates promise more, but in reality, they will likely change their attitude when they are elected to run the country therefore creating an outrage from the citizens including protests.

According to Statistics Canada, the average middle-class income earner receives on the job $30,000 annually after taxes. Rent is the highest expense on the back of Canadians making the real estate market less affordable for their needs.

The idea that more taxes creates more jobs and ultimately better growth to the economy is realistic because taxes helps create the jobs of today such as nurses, doctors, teachers, and so forth. According to Frida Widmalm, the author of Tax Structure and Growth: Are Some Taxes Better Than Others?, argues that more taxes means better growth and that taxes are required to finance the public sector i.e. jobs.

The federal election in Canada will be held on October 21, 2019.

Written by Meladul Haq Ahmadzai, former candidate in municipal election in Ottawa, Canada.

Political parties in Canada needs to democratize its election message to win

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