Elections are usless, as if the majority of people have the interest of the future canada in mind. They mainly vote on who has the lowest tax incentive, And that's why their political campaigns focus around this, and other selfish means....
The problem is, the majority of people aren't that smart, it's a sad fact. So you have politicians trying to get the majority vote by adhereing to that reality. Sorry to say but democracy is broken, whoever's idea it was to give dumb people the vote crashed the country; 100 years ago. It was inevitable. What's the use of having a static system of "democracy" if nobody tries to evolve it? With the majority democracy system in place,which is designed to divide people against themselves, it is impossible to get people to act proactivly and people will only realized they're fucked, after it happense.
Not to mention most people don't vote anyways, So the majority of votes really doesn't represent "the people". There is no official internet database forum to discuss things from all points of view and come to conclusions by the people rather than party leaders. I'm not talking about semantics like budgets, more like larger scale issues.
There is more to democracy than votes; voices. With all the vague answers being given, I'd like to give some real questions that do not allow for a vague escape.
An official internet forum/watchdog with discussions from politics directly to the people, or something in that manner, where people can actually have a say in the officail discussions and where questions don't go unanswered. It only makes sense
Everytime something goes wrong, people blame the head of office and replace him with another talking head, and when he does something that nobody likes, we elect someone else who says he'll do different, etc etc etc.
Deffinition of Insanity: Repeating the same action/process over and over again expecting different results.