Party politics not wanted in Airdrie municipal politics
I am very concerned that four of the candidates for City council have decided to run as a pseudo-party.
We need councillors who are willing to contribute ideas and work toward consensus. Introducing party politics will not facilitate democracy or make City council more effective because political parties have become less democratic over the years.
Toeing the party line has become paramount; dissenting opinions, constructive criticism and insightful dialogue have been squashed.
Encouraging alternate ideas and opinions is not a sign of weakness in any organization or its leadership. Quite the contrary, it indicates an organization that is dynamic and growing.
In the absence of this questioning, an organization is doomed to become irrelevant, to stagnate, wither and die.