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Politicians: Pet Peeves and Bureaucrats

politicians: I'm sure they don't mean to sound condescending, but the term smacks of elitism and suggests that those people in a position of authority and power are somehow better than the rest of us, according to The Chronicle Herald. They do this even though it's the average Canadian that really makes this country tick. I have a lot of pet peeves, but one of my biggest is politicians and bureaucrats who use the phrase average Canadians to describe everyday working Joes like you and me. Furthermore, it's those average Canadians who gave said politicians and bureaucrats their power and authority in the first place, so they would do well not to lose sight of that reality. For the record, I consider myself to be an average Canadian and I'm proud of it. I understand that some Canadians are better financially positioned than others and that some, because of the country's societal, economic and political structures, have more authority and power than others, but the little hairs on the back of my neck stand at attention every time I hear one of those influential individuals refer to the rest of us as average. ( As reported in the news.