Politicians act with integrity
Saturday, Mar 08, 2014 06:00 am
It appears to me that in todayís society the majority of people are turned off by politicians, the disenchantment stemming from a sense that all too often we cannot believe what they say, or that they have a herd mentality to unquestioningly follow their leader.
Thus it was heartening last year to follow our MP Brent Rathgeberís principled position against his own caucus.
More recently in our local civic arena, the courageous stand taken by councillors Cam MacKay and Sheena Hughes has earned my respect and admiration.
In spite of considerable pressure (including an editorial in the Gazette) both MacKay and Hughes insisted on representing citizensí valid interests, followed through on election promises and, most importantly, kept their word as they acted with integrity.
How wonderfully refreshing. Thank you Cam and Sheena.
Iona Kennedy, St. Albert