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Alberta Conservative MP calls Scottish vote a "sham"

50%+1 isn't enough to rip up Canada or Scotland, the Edmonton MP argues

Peter Goldring Parliament Hill, May 31, 2012 (2)
Yes voter Scotland
Peter Goldring in front of Ottawa Parliamentary building, May 31, 2012 - government photo

Conservative Member of Parliament, Peter Goldring (Edmonton-East) states that the Scottish referendum for separation, for the breakup of a nation, of an entity, was an absolute sham of democratic principles.

The fact that the No side against the breakup succeeded is merely a stroke of good fortune."

No political party (not even the NDP), business, organized structure or even the Constitution of Canada would ever allow an important decision to be decided by a mere 50%+1 of the population, let alone being decided by their under age children!

A nation being brought to its knees by such is a nation in doubt as to the seriousness of its purpose. Canada’s Clarity Act was constructed to prevent for all times this destructive and disastrous 50%+1 breakup philosophy.

Properly applied, the Clarity Act would fully eliminate the children vote of some 5% and would defacto calculate as No the non-vote of 15%. The proper result would therefore be not a near vote for separation at 55% but a resounding vote against at 75% no thank you.

Talking from personal experience that brought him to Parliament to fight for Canadian Unity in 1997, Mr. Goldring states that all people must recognize that at 50%+1 vote for separation is a recipe for disaster and must never be allowed anywhere in the structured world of business or countries.

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