To the Editor,
Five weeks ago I reached out to Mr. Jamie Schmale, our Member of Parliament, to express my concerns about the federal government and their apparent disregard for the political process. If you want to contact our MP you must fill out a page with multiple “required fields.” Make sure you copy your notes prior to sending because once it is gone, despite them having all your information you will not receive a copy of the correspondences, acknowledgement of the email nor apparently a response. Frankly those kind of “one way” contact pages should not be allowed for any level of our government, it does not even show up as a sent document.
Realizing that things can and do go awry I called his office, after four weeks, to inquire as to what happened. Another week passed and again no response, I told them not to bother and thus the reason for this letter to the editor.
During the COVID-19 pandemic a number of the voices for
the public have risen to the top with excellent communication and
planning skills, many locally. In my opinion our Member of Parliament
does not fall into that category. I still have the original concerns I
wrote to him about. Concerns perhaps all Canadians should have about
what is happening politically in our nations capital and the absolute
lack of an Opposition. In my opinion a response to my communication
would have been appropriate. Perhaps I did indeed have high