With federal elections right around the corner, Canadians are starting to become more hyperaware of the political world around them. In fact, as elections draw closer and Canadians are more pressured to choose a candidate, a new study reveals that a majority of Canadians often feel alienated by Canada's political system. So much so, that Canadians are starting to believe that politicians don't actually care about them at all.\nIn a new study from the Simon Fraser University, 3,500 Canadians were asked about Canadian democracy. In the survey, it was discovered that 68 percent of Canadians believed that the Canadian government doesn't care about what the average Canadian thinks.\nCanadians also believe that their vote doesn't matter in the long run. 44 percent of Canadians believe that voting gives them no say in how the government is actually run.\nShauna Sylvester, executive director of Simon Fraser University, told CBC that many Canadians are feeling unlistened to in the political world, and are looking for a change when it comes to our government.\nView this post on Instagram This week’s Ethics Commissioner report into the SNC-Lavalin scandal revealed that what took place between Justin Trudeau and SNC-Lavalin and the former Attorney General was far worse than anyone originally thought. Trudeau and SNC-Lavalin were in this from the very beginning. And Trudeau himself waged a sustained campaign of misinformation, deceit, and manipulation to cover up the truth from Canadians. Next week, the House of Commons Ethics Committee will meet to decide whether or not to further investigative these new revelations. It will be up to the Liberal majority on this committee to decide if an investigation will take place. Today I am calling on the six Liberal members of the Ethics Committee to do the right thing and allow this investigation to proceed. So to MPs Frank Baylis, Mona Fortier, Michel Picard, Raj Saini, Anita Vandenbeld, and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, I say this: Your leader has betrayed your trust. He has told falsehoods to you and to this country. This Wednesday, you have a choice to make. You can be complicit in this cover-up and stand by a leader who has deceived Canadians. Or you can put Canada first and shine a light on the truth. Your first duty is not to the Liberal Party, it is to Canadians. A Prime Minister who so willingly deceives and breaks the law simply can’t be entrusted with the duties and responsibilities of that office. Starting today, I am launching a grassroots campaign to encourage Canadians to urge these six Liberal Members of Parliament to put their country before their party and to vote to let the Ethics Committee do its work. We will be communicating directly with Canadians to get them to contact these MPs. In 2015, Justin Trudeau promised he would be ethical and accountable. And every day since then, he has proven that he is not as advertised. Time and time again, he has abused the power of his office to reward his supporters and punish his critics. So it’s time for the Liberals on the Ethics Committee to make a stand. Do what is right – and do what Canadians expect of you. A post shared by Andrew Scheer (@andrewjscheer) on Aug 16, 2019 at 9:27am PDT\nSylvester states, "Most of us don't think that elected officials care about what we think. This says to me Canadians want in. They value democracy. They want it to change. They want in."\nHowever, this is only the beginning. Despite the fact that the majority of Canadians feel like they aren't being listened to when it comes to our government, one-third of Canadians also believe that fewer Canadians should have a say when it comes to voting.\nView this post on Instagram Last night we kicked off our 2019 town hall tour in Kamloops with some thoughtful questions and conversations about the things that matter most to you. No filter, no pre-screened questions. Get the link to watch in my story. We’re off to Regina for another one tonight! 🇨🇦 Hier soir, nous avons donné le coup d’envoi de notre tournée d’assemblées publiques de 2019 à Kamloops avec des questions et des conversations réfléchies sur les enjeux les plus importants pour vous. Aucun filtre, aucune question choisie à l’avance. Cliquez sur le lien pour la voir dans ma story. Nous partons à Regina pour tenir une autre assemblée ce soir! A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Jan 10, 2019 at 11:52am PST\nThe survey shows that anti-immigration sentiment is on the rise and one-third of those who were surveyed believed that citizens who have immigrated to Canada deserve less say in politics than those who were born in Canada.\nAccording to the survey, those who are questioning the rights for Canadian who have immigrated into Canada believe that "too much is being done to protect minority rights or to support freedom of religion, and that Canadian-born citizens should have more say in what the government does than those born outside the country."\nDespite these negative views that some Canadian voters had, 77 percent of those who were surveyed believed that democracy was better over other political systems.\nCanadians will be hitting the polls for federal elections in October.\nThere are stories everywhere. 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