When I was trying to decide what to do for my community event I had some criteria that I need to follow. For example it had to be on for before December 20th and it had to relate to the ideas I put forward in my audition video. This criterion was given to me by the CBC producers of Canadaâ€™s Next Great Prime Minister (CNGPM) but I decided that my community event would have to go beyond that.
+ blogger + developer + politician
+ fight/car fan + gamer + activist
If you watch the audition videos of the other contestants youâ€™ll see that in general most contestants talk about a variety of issues ranging from the environment, to animal rights, to proportional representation and electoral reform.
I have to admit that I agree with a lot of what some people said, but for my audition video I decided to go another direction. I decided to spend my audition video focusing on ending poverty in Canada. Iâ€™ve decided to spend my campaign focusing on ending poverty in Canada.
Let me get this straight.
The government of Canada is risking another 300 million dollar election in a period of a few months to do what? Save us 30 million dollars?
See, this is what happens when politics trumps policy. Getting rid of public funding to â€œsave the Canadian tax payersâ€™ moneyâ€ sounds like a noble cause but in reality itâ€™s a not so subtle way of going after your opposition.