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post #63 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 09:38 PM
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quote:Originally posted by willis
I think one of the most abhorrent things about special resolution 1 is the power for the board to highlight their picks for the board in election materials. Imagine going to the polls to vote for your MP and having Elections Canada highlight who they think you should vote for.
I think the equivalent situation would be that the party in power highlights on the election ballots their party's candidates, and the electorate are such sheep that they unquestioningly obey what they're told to do.

In MEC, there is no independent body that would be the equivalent of Elections Canada. The incumbent directors are a like a political party (in that they expect loyalty and obedience from individual directors) that also runs the elections.

Given that 10% of Canadians are MEC members, one should not have high expectations of a public that would elect the Harper Conservatives.
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