Steve Maxwell: "When did Canada become a dictatorship? A long time ago!"
"We have a veneer of democracy covering the reality that unelected, invisible bureaucrats make the big decisions that affect day to day lives."
December 20, 2013 by Steve Payne
Our tools editor Steve Maxwell, a working contractor who wields his pen as expertly as he builds stone houses with his bare bands, posted this in response to Dean Kadikoff asking on our site,”When did this country start turning into a communist dictatorship?” three weeks ago.
And if you wonder what set Dean off, it was reading about Sean Keane being assessed $340,000 in back-premiums for his “employees” by the WSIB. Sean fought the WSIB, and won. They admitted (well, in their own words) they had tried to gouge Sean… And that has upset hundreds of our readers to the point of wondering what is happening to this great country of ours when it comes to out-of-control bureaucrats at places like WSIB.
Here’s what Steve wrote:
“Dean asks when did Canada become a dictatorship, and the answer is “a long time ago.” It’s sad to say, but Canada has not been a functional democracy for many decades now. We have a veneer of democracy covering the reality that unelected, invisible bureaucrats make the big decisions that affect day to day lives. How did this happen? I’m not entirely sure, but I do know that a big part of the blame goes to many of us ordinary Canadians who have failed to ensure that rule by real democracy was preserved. We take our liberty far too lightly, and that’s why it has been stolen. The theft of liberty is being attempted in the US too, but at least a critical mass of ordinary Americans have the balls to fight against it. We Canadians are far too nice for our own good. Do we really have to go down in history as the world’s biggest national pushovers? I hope not.”