Dark Days Ahead for a Democratic Canada?
- February 25, 2022
- / The Epoch Times
- / News
Commentary With great concern we Canadians are watching our shining beacon of democracy teeter before our eyes. It is difficult to comprehend the magnitude of the past three weeks but we will be feeling the repercussions for years to come. Even though the Emergencies Act has been revoked, great damage has already been done. Our government briefly, but decidedly, flirted with powers that were unchecked, unconstitutional, and antithetical to a democratic nation. Will this serve as a warning or a temptation? Unsettling Precedent According to a Maru public opinion poll conducted Feb. 14-15, 52 percent of Canadians feel the country is “beyond broken.” This is a devastating sentiment, for it not only suggests we have a magnitude of problems, but the problems are irreparable. The fact that half of the country believes this reflects just how damaged our political institutions are. The Freedom Convoy and the ensuing quagmire are merely ...