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Should Canadians have a direct democracy Are the Canadian people capable of making decisions for themselves or should they elect people that can make the decisions for them We here in Canada claim to be a nation of democracy but in truth we are not Democracy is defined by Websters dictionary as government by the people a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or elected agents under a free electoral systema The people of Canada certainly do not exercise this supreme power themselves and the elected officials supposedly representing them answer only to their party leaders and they in turn to the supporters of their party big business So then why dont we live in a true democracy It comes to the question of are Canadians competent enough to govern themselves Many people feel that they cannot and that more educated and intelligent people should govern over them making their decisions for them Ironically some of the people saying this are the ones that presently run the country What is a direct democracy then It is defined as the right of citizens to hold referendums on any issues they feel are in dispute and to veto legislation In short it allows the people to make the decisions on any issues they feel they should and to change any laws that they feel go against the will of the majority How does it work then There are many possible ways to implement this system one possibility was thought out by the unofficial Canadian Peoples Direct Democratic Party their system is as follows 1 Each person in Canada of voting age will choose their own four digit voting number and register this pin number along with the phone number they will be voting from eg Their pin number and home phone number 2 New bills presented in parliament will be shown
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