Originally published on the DaninOttawa.com site on June 24, 2011.
In my riding of Okanagan-Coquihalla, the citizens I have heard back from are overwhelmingly in favour of this legislation being passed as quickly as is possible so that Canada Post can get back to providing the services that we as Canadians all depend upon. However, that does not mean that all citizens agree. I have also received some comments from those who strongly disagree with the back to work legislation. I welcome disagreement and debate. However personal insults is where I draw the line. There is no need for them. I believe we all agree in the importance of Canada Post as a Canadian institution; while we may disagree on how best we can keep Canada Post moving forward, let’s at least be civil in our comments and suggestions.
Given the tone I have heard from some, it is understandable why this dispute remains at an impasse. I continue to believe that as an important Canadian institution that is currently adversely impacting many Canadian taxpayers, Government has a role to take action and to intervene. In a democratically diverse country like Canada it is unlikely that we are always going to agree on our solutions and our directions as we move forward in this great country. However let’s also ensure that what sets Canadians apart is that our tone will always be civil and respectful when and where we agree to disagree.
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