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Politicians only answer to parties

Dear Sir:

Do politicians work for the public, the people who elected them and pay their wages, or are they working for their party and special interest groups (I do not mean our vast ethnic population) where company or industry Y gets favored over company or industry Z?

In the past we have seen on both provincial and federal levels political parties not allowing our elected members to vote how their constituents would like them to vote, but along party lines, to the extent if they do vote otherwise, they are reprimanded or even get kicked out.

So do we have in Canada a democracy or a democratic dictatorship, wherein every so often we get to elect the person/persons who dictate to us?

Dictatorship is often defined as a minority deciding for he majority.

Martin Holzbauer,

Terrace, B.C.

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