Elaine Wismer – Marxist-Leninist Party

ELECTION 2015: Elaine Wismer – Marxist-Leninist Party

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon: This is the third time she has run for the Marxist-Leninist party. She first ran in 1980 and again in 1997.

Elaine Wismer has lived in Yale for the past 12 years and was involved with the historical society for 10 years, volunteering at the museum.

Born in Vancouver, she lived in many areas of the Fraser Valley before coming to Yale.

This is the third time she has run for the Marxist-Leninist party. She first ran in 1980 and again in 1997.

“I would say that the most important issue is democracy itself and who decides what the outcome is going to be of every decision, whether a decision is made with an outcome that favours the people or the monopolies and other large financial institutions and wealthy enterprises,” she said.

Wismer said there is “something about this election campaign that has felt all wrong” to her and it has to do with political structure.

“There are two candidates – one for the Liberals and one for the Conservatives – who I would characterize as candidates representing monopoly right, and the right of wealthy enterprises, just as they have from the days of John A. MacDonald.”

She characterizes the other four candidates in the new riding, including herself, as people’s candidates in the sense that they share many common views.

“They have faith in the people as a force for change and for building Canada.”

She said the problem with the political structure is only one of these people can be elected.

“But all of those people could continue to contribute and are needed in a riding as large as this one.”

She said it’s clear that people from different areas of the riding want to elect someone they know and trust and has been involved in their particular area. Many of the candidates are unknown to many of the voters. She believes change is needed.

“The people should be part of the decision- making process itself and actually be able to vote on the issues as they come up in the future. A solution to the problem, I would say, is a change in the political structure that perhaps there could be a council for the whole riding in which someone is elected from the various different communities to deal with federal matters.”

 

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