I am writing you because I want to see my elected Members of Parliament return to work on January 25th. Just because Stephen Harper has decided that he and his party do not want to do their jobs does not mean that the opposition parties need to follow suit. Although I understand that no official business can take place without the government attending there is much that can be done between the three parties who actually control a majority stake in the House of Commons.
I want to see the opposition stand up to Mr. Harper and show up for work. If you cannot use the House of Commons, find another location. Debate and work can be done in any location. Show Canada that there is not just work to be done, but that the parliamentary agenda can indeed be moved forward without Stephen Harper and his Conservative party.
I want the opposition parties to show Canada that Harper’s decision was undemocratic and for no other reason than partisan interests. You can do this through showing up for work as scheduled on January 25th, continuing to work on legislation, and continuing the debates that are necessary for the democratic process.
Stand up for democracy in Canada – show up for work and continue the legislative process… with or without the government.