The Right to Practice Professional Politics is needed in Canada.
The following is frequently recounted by Canadians when asked about Politicians and their choices.
Politician (noun) a person who prostitutes their integrity in exchange for votes. Once the politician is elected the public purse can then be used to forge allegiances with special interest groups and consolidate strength. The frequency of this tactic is hyper-accelerated in advance of an election year. The politician frequently makes promises that he or she has no intention of honouring.
Parliament isn't inherently greedy, narcissistic or corrupt however the people speaking on our behalf within the House of Commons frequently behave without integrity and possess a seething dislike for the party opposite them.
Canadian citizens should require politicians to hold a professional designation that is scrutinized by a college or association in order to stand, as a politician, in the House of Commons. Knowledge and ethics are the foundation of these professional affiliations.
Canadians are required to obtain authorization to possess,perform or practice many different kinds of activity today so why should politicians be any different?
In order to be eligible to acquire this political authorization the applicant must:
1. Agree to submit their name to the Canadian Police Information Centre and consent to have their friends and family interviewed;
2. Agree to have a daily security background check;
3. Take a mandatory governance course (knowledge and ethics components) and pass a written and practical exam;
4. Possess and hold a 'seal of integrity for political professionalism and accountability'. If you lose your seal then you lose your right to acquire or hold office.
The "Right to Practice Professional Politics" is needed in Canada. The Canadian citizen is the employer and we are responsible to establish the standards and conduct of the people we hire. The media has proven themselves subjective as it applies to communicating objective information and shouldn't be trusted as the 'Fourth Estate' (in entirety) any longer.
If you believe that the FOUR eligibility steps above are too tough then I would ask you to reconsider. The consequence of sending an unprepared and novice Canadian government driven by 'equality' into a world ruled by the world's most hardened and tested political class is very unwise.
Why not vet someone who is applying to run the country before they can stand for office? Our future definitely depends on it.