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CANADIAN POLITICIANS VACATIONING OVERSEAS DURING COVID19

For Canadians, new year and holiday season is a time when we are used to gathering with family and friends, reconnecting and enjoying one another’s company. But in 2020, due to pandemic, public health had advised to avoid any non-essential travel. Not only politicians were preaching to citizens not to meet, arrange parties or visit each other but police were…

JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S LIBERAL GOVERNMENT

Lack of transparency has also been a concern of many Canadians about Trudeau’s liberal government. There have been several scandals of lack of transparency since Trudeau Liberal took office in 2015. Following are some of the examples. Vacation on aga khan island On Christmas break in 2016, Justin Trudeau and his family spent their vacations on the private island of…

CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT OF STEPHEN HARPER

Below are some of the examples of Harper’s Conservative government’s immoral activities. No previous government has shown such lack of responsibility, lack of accountability and financial mismanagement as Harper’s Conservative Government from 2006 to 2015.   Senate appointments: Harper appointed many Conservative loyalists to senate, several of them were suspended from the Senate for allegations of financial misuse. It was…

LIBERAL GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER JEAN CHRÉTIE

Sponsorship Scandal The sponsorship scandal involved the Canadian federal government’s “sponsorship program” started in the province of Quebec. This scandal uncovered the misspending of $100 million in federal funds intended for government advertising in Quebec. The investigations revealed that money had been going towards advertising firms to provide rewards and campaign funds for the Liberal Party in Quebec.

LACK OF TRANPARENCY -CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT OF BRIAN MULRONEY

The Airbus Affair The Airbus Affair was the Scandal of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney accepting financial rewards which were secret commission on sales of Airbus planes to Air Canada.  A long inquiry found out that Mulroney acted inappropriately by accepting at least $225,000 without providing any services for the amount paid to him.

LACK OF TRANPARENCY FROM THE BEGINNING

First Prime Minister of Canada: John A Macdonald John A. Macdonald had decided to build a transcontinental railway to connect the Pacific provinces to the Eastern provinces. There were reports that some members of the conservative government had been bribed to influence the bidding for the contract to build the railway. The scandal led to the resignation of Canada’s first…

DEFEATING POLARIZATION

As society becomes more divided, it becomes increasingly difficult to reunite it. Once polarization is introduced to society, it does not take long before it escalates into every institution. It can negatively disrupt the social climate of the society, the faster it escalates. To decrease the polarization in society, society must balance the internal conflicts caused by differing partisan views…

CONSEQUENCES OF THE INTENSIFICATION OF POLARIZATION

Hyper polarization caused by politics injures democratic institutions. Members of the justice system and legislature become puppets rather than being independent. The decisions based on their interests benefit their party rather than focusing on the interests of the whole country. Hyper polarization leads to distrust amongst the two parties as they view each other as threats within society. The intensification…

CAUSE OF POLITICAL POLARIZATION

Political leaders can also further promote polarization to help further their power in the country. The polarization is fueled by politicians who promote their view on religion, different ethnicities, cultures, and many other social issues in society. These different views, left-wing or right-wing, broadcasted to the public can further the divide amongst individuals. Voters who hear these views will feel…

RECENT SURGE IN POLITICAL POLARIZATION GLOBALLY

Polarization has been identified to occur across democratic countries such as India. These countries have adopted right-wing populist party ideologies, now turning more towards openly, extremist right wing parties.  Political leaders such as Narendra Modi in India tried to undermine their opposing parties and further their own changes that would benefit them. The polarization in these countries is further pushing…

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