With the continued behaviour of our prime minister, it is an appropriate time to ask exactly how accountable are our leaders?
We have been taught by our education system that leadership means accountability.
If a sports team does poorly, the GM, or coach, or scouts are let go. They are accountable.
If a student does poorly in school, we, as parents, should look at our children. They are accountable for their academic actions.
If a student plagiarizes a report for school, they fail. They are accountable.
If an employee fails a drug test, they are disciplined.
They are accountable and responsible.
If a pastor/church worker/social worker is accused of sexual deviancy, they are accountable.
The list can go on, but good moral teaching includes the precept you are responsible for actions and attitudes. Our society was built on that and many other responsibilties, most of which are now passé.
My concern is our leaders, be they civic, county, provincial or federal, need to be held to account for their actions.
They need to be able to be disciplined, recalled and charged up to the highest extent of the law if they break their sacred oath.
Sadly, we have seen many incidences of Justin Trudeau not acting to correct his boorish behaviours. He has sought to cover up and move attention away from the failures of the federal Liberals.
We have also seen our provincial government violate its sacred trust in our schools, our halls of business, and disrespected our hard-working citizens.
Behaviour such as this is disgraceful.
I ask this question: how can we make our leaders responsible?
Tim Lasiuta, Red Deer