Which characteristics do you want in your elected official?

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    Ron Benn

    Warren Kinsella has an interesting, short article on his website citing a quote from MP Michelle Rempel. To paraphrase Ms. Rempel, would you prefer an elected official who thinks information is a commodity, believes in blind partisanship, conformity, loyalty and acquiescence, or one who displays judgment, compassion and acts with dignity?

    Something to consider in June when we go the provincial polls, and October when we select a mayor and councillor.

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    Bob LeDrew

    Or someone like Kinsella, whose loyalties are perfectly aligned with whoever owns the wallet he’s currently emptying?

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    Ron Benn

    Bob, I always apply a filter based on whose columns I am reading, or whose commentary I am listening to. That Mr. Kinsella has made a living providing advice to elected officials, many of who display the characteristics at the front end of Ms. Rempel’s remarks doesn’t mean that there is no merit to her remarks.

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    Bob LeDrew

    I’m guessing we all filter, Ron. My filter excludes taking amoral hacks like Kinsella with one grain of seriousness.

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    sisco farraro

    We have moved away from basic principles. The country was built on the concept of “responsible government”. To me this means having a representative who is non-partisan and represents the opinions of the majority of his or her constituents. As such, I want my representative to listen to what I have to say over a 4-year span and not just smile nod his head when he knocks on my door prior to an election. Dignity is also critical. While he may have been a very smart guy, Rob Ford made a mockery of politicians.

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