So will Richter’s motion be seconded? Will it even be discussed? Or will it be “deep-sixed” by the Langley status quo Council which is arguably a poor (because they like to tax and spend) but consistent (because they like ‘Good Ole boy’s Clubs’) reflection of the national political party’s politics? Remember Richter is the only woman among the 9 council members as well.
This Editor bets that this motion is going nowhere. So who on Council will be man enough (or maybe brave or metro sexual enough) to second Richter’s motion? My bet is none! They don’t want strong, intelligent or independent women (or even thinkers) on council. They would like to get rid of the one that’s there now! Something like, PM Stephen Harper?
If it is seconded for discussion, who’s your bet for speaking against her motion. Or will it just be seconded and voted down 8-1 as usual? If even discussed I have my specific bet on the councillor who certainly will try to speak against her motion. Guess who?
Whereas the leader of the Green Party is well aware of the numerous infrastructure issues faced by Canadian municipalities and regularly participates in conferences and meetings hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM);
Whereas the leader of the Green Party is the only woman leader of a national party in Canada and is therefore a role model for young women and women in politics throughout this country;
Whereas there is a need to involve more young people in the democratic process and exclusion of the Green Party from the leaders’ debates could hinder this and further alienate young voters;
Whereas Canada is a democracy and as a democracy should ensure all viable political options are included in a fair and open debate;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of Langley write to the Consortium of Canadian Broadcasters requesting them to reconsider and reverse their decision to exclude the leader of the Green Party from the leader’s Election 2008 debate in the interests of democracy and fair play;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of Langley write to the leaders of the other federal parties requesting them to lobby the Consortium of Canadian Broadcasters to reverse their decision about excluding the leader of the Green Party thereby showing good faith in all their claims to want to involve more women in politics;
FINALLY BE IT RESOLVED that a copy of this motion and a request to other municipalities to pass a similar resolution be sent from the Township of Langley to all member municipalities in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.”