Wednesday, November 02, 2005

CTF on the scene in Sri Lanka

In the Khaleej Times:

AN ONTARIO judge early this year said that anyone who expected politicians to be accountable for their campaign promises was naive about the democratic system. He made the remark when the Canadian Taxpayers Federation tried to sue the Ontario Liberal government for breaking their no-new-taxes campaign promise.

The law in many countries, including vibrant democracies, is silent about holding candidates accountable for promises they make during election campaigns. But it is an undeniable fact that political accountability is an essential characteristic of democracy. To state one set of policy during the campaign and implement totally another in power is to violate the principle of political accountability and undermine fundamental principles of democratic government.

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