A friend commented last week how badly she felt not knowing a way to support this movement. Encampments do not appear to be a sustainable way to keep the issues in the public eye through the media. I propose inviting others to write letters to the editor and maintaining some belief that your journalistic integrity will have you selecting the most worthwhile: probing the issues, the means and the solutions from a diversity of voices.
As a first in what will hopefully be a long series (i.e. readers, please write and invite others to write in the text of your own letters !) I would like to start the process by sharing the following: A historically very significant op/ed piece from our former federal Cabinet Minister Paul Hellyer published after the Toronto G20 Summit that very simply explains the fractional reserve banking system which makes perpetual growth necessary to avert bankruptcy and collapse, as well as virtually tying government’s hands with respect to its nominal roleto be found at this link: transitionnelson.ning.com/forum/topics/the-folly-of-our-financial-system.
Then there is proportional representation and electoral reform which had a precedent setting and award-winning examination by the Citizen’s Assembly for Electoral Reform in BC and which many people did not hear about or understand. This issue is currently the mission of Fairvote Canada (fairvote.ca and fairvotingbc.com).
Andre C. Piver, MD