My Take: By Matthew McCully

The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was: campaign promises.

There’s one promise candidates make when they enter into politics that should supercede all others: to serve the people.
With that in mind, I’m hard-pressed to figure out how calling an election mid-mandate on the cusp of a fourth wave of a pandemic serves the public interest.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe in the democratic process. And any time people have the opportunity to cast a vote and demonstrate their will is a good exercise.
But at this very moment, I think Canadians have more important things to think about.
It’s troubling to know that our country’s leaders can see Covid numbers rising and humanitarian crises near and far, and think hey, let’s start up a six-week traveling circus.
And when it’s all said and done, who wins?
Couldn’t this election period have been better spent with parties working together instead of counting members?

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