Federal elections: Serious issues are being ignored for trivial accusations – Punjabi

PRINT – Canadian Punjabi Post (Daily) – Toronto, 17/09/2019 – Editorial, Punjabi

 

This editorial columnis about the attitude of various political parties who are indulging in petty accusations and cross accusations against the candidates to advance their vested interests, while many serious issues like the exit of foreign companies from the oil sands, immigration reforms and increasing budget deficits are being side-lined. The writer is of the opinion that perhaps political parties are indulging in paltry accusations against each other’s candidates just to divert the public attention from the serious issues facing the country and also to gain cheap popularity in view of the forthcoming elections. Recently, the Liberal party raised the issue of a tweet about homosexuals by Conservative candidate Arpan Khanna. Khanna had tweeted about homosexuals about nine years ago, when he was a student. Now,he has become an experienced politician and has also tendered an apology about the incident. But the Liberal party is raising this issue. Political parties are finding it easier to come into the limelight by accusing other candidates rather than debating more serious issues. In 2015, Conservative candidate Jagdish Grewal, who is the editor of the Canadian Punjabi Post, lost his candidacy due to such petty issues. The writer further says that politicians and political parties should rise above the petty issues to work to resolve the real, more serious issues facing the country rather than involving the public in cheap mudslinging games.Political parties are finding it easier to come into the limelight by accusing other candidates rather than debating more serious issues. In 2015, Conservative candidate Jagdish Grewal, who is the editor of the Canadian Punjabi Post, lost his candidacy due to such petty issues. The writer further says that politicians and political parties should rise above the petty issues to work to resolve the real, more serious issues facing the country rather than involving the public in cheap mudslinging games.Political parties are finding it easier to come into the limelight by accusing other candidates rather than debating more serious issues. In 2015, Conservative candidate Jagdish Grewal, who is the editor of the Canadian Punjabi Post, lost his candidacy due to such petty issues. The writer further says that politicians and political parties should rise above the petty issues to work to resolve the real, more serious issues facing the country rather than involving the public in cheap mudslinging games.more serious issues facing the country rather than involving the public in cheap mudslinging games.more serious issues facing the country rather than involving the public in cheap mudslinging games.

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