Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Liberal Democratic Green Party of Canada

Oh Canada
Our home and native land
Something I don’t generally do is pass on political agendas on this blog, but I’m one of 10,000 members of a growing community called LEADNOW which has set as its distant goal the reform of Canadian democracy and a more immediate goal of replacing the Conservative government in the next election.
                It’s my opinion that the brand of conservatism we’re seeing in the Harper government’s actions of late don’t reflect the wishes of the majority of Canadians and that the longer they are in power, the harder it will be to undo the ill-advised changes they are currently making. The pushing through of a shoddy, useless and expensive crime bill, the promise of rolling over environmental concerns to sell dirty oil to China, the deplorable handling of the Attawapiskat file, the sloppy way a discussion of pension reform is being introduced, the cancelling of the long gun registry, wasting our resources on jet fighters, the dictatorial method by which the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly on wheat and barley sales was shut down, etc., etc., have convinced me that a change of government is urgent, and that this will only happen if the Liberals, NDP and Greens stop splitting the “liberal” vote and do basically what Reform and the PCs did in order to amass enough votes to create what we now see in the Conservative Party of Canada.
               Please take the time to read the appeal below and consider adding your voice to the growing demand for positive changes.


Dear friends,

If you're like us, you are deeply concerned about the state of our democracy, and looking for a way to make a difference.

Last week, we asked the community what they thought of the following statement:

“I call on the opposition party leaders to support political cooperation for electoral reform. During the next federal election, the NDP, Liberals and Greens should work together in key ridings to defeat Conservative incumbents. After the election, they should cooperate to pass electoral reform and make sure our government better reflects the values and priorities of all Canadians.”

The result was amazing. 95% of the 10,000 Leadnow members who responded said they supported the statement!

As both the NDP and Liberals search for new leaders, we have an urgent opportunity to show the potential party leaders that thousands of Canadians are ready to support a cooperative politics that will make our democracy better for all Canadians.

Click here to add your name to our urgent open letter calling on the opposition parties to cooperate to defeat this government and achieve electoral reform:

Cooperation is a major issue in these party elections, and your voice can make a big difference.

Thanks for all you do.

With hope and respect,

Jamie, Matthew, Anna, Emma, Adam, Gracen, Ryan on behalf of the team and volunteers. is an independent community that brings Canadians together to hold government accountable, deepen our democracy and take action for the common good.

No comments:

Post a Comment