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People don't understand municipal affairs until the rendering plant is being built right next to them, indeed.Municipal politicians like federal (and provincial) money, but not so much that they are willing to be voted out of office by locals who like their zoning the way it is.
Or, until they go on strike.
Many people move in next to the rendering plant (which has been there for decades) and then complain it should be removed.
Quality Meat Packers Ltd., and some sympathetic neighbours, argue that the company has been in the area for over 80 years and people should get used to its porcine odour.
How many people think they are voting for Trudeau, O'Toole or Singh as opposed to their local MP?In one of my previous lives 30 years ago, covering city hall as a reporter, that was also true then, so it's sad (but not entirely surprising) to see things haven't changed much for the very reasons Altair gave. Another reason, I think, is that while it sounds like there's some education in the schools about how the national level of government works, not so much about how municipal governments work.
"...our Brothers, the Taliban...."
EDIT: so much for my first attempt ever at a GIF
Ok, so at first glance that doesn’t look good. At second glance it still does not look good. She’s Afghan though right? Is that a term they use to address each other over there?
[/QUOTE]Many people move in next to the rendering plant (which has been there for decades) and then complain it should be removed.
Then complain about the lack of employment or residential taxes going because the commercial base is shrinking. That's why some provinces had to pass 'right to farm' legislation because urban folks were moving out to the country then complaining about the smells, etc. They still often whine about slow vehicles and combines operating at night and scaring the children.
How many think their local MP has any freedom to vote independently? In actuality the voters are voting for the party platform (the declared and undeclared platforms that is).How many people think they are voting for Trudeau, O'Toole or Singh as opposed to their local MP?
Many probably have more interest in their garbage getting picked up than in foreign affairs.They do not have the time, energy, or frankly, interest in keeping tabs on all 3 levels of government. They barely pay attention to the feds between elections, provincial less so, and municipal are an afterthought.