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General News · 6th October 2008
norberto rodriguez dela vega
If you are still undecided about your vote for October 14th, let me suggest to check the website which has good ideas that may help with your decision.

This website was designed by Canadians “ who believe what the vast majority of the world’s scientists have told us. That we are out of time and we must start to reduce our fossil fuel pollution now to save the planet from dangerous climate change.”

They also believe that “the Harper Government’s collusion with the Bush White House to obstruct progress on climate change at recent international summits does not reflect how Canadians want their leaders to behave on the world stage. The Harper and the Conservative Party are simply not in step with what scientists say is needed, with Canadians' concerns, and with economic benefits of dealing with climate change.”

I completely agree with the above viewpoint. Don’t forget the shameful behaviour of Harper in the Bali conference on climate change, where he tried to stop all negotiations for an agreement. Many people said it was even worse than the USA !

The guys from say “If those of us who care about the environment don’t work together across party lines, the pro-environment vote will be split as it was in the last election and Harper will be re-elected.”

The website is getting lots of attention across Canada.

This is the way to visit and browse their site:
At the right side of the home page, under FIND YOUR CANDIDATE type our postal code v0p 1z0, or v0p 1k0, click GO.

The next page will display the status for our Vancouver Island North riding. At the left side you can see the latest numbers from 4 or 5 different polls. You will notice the numbers between NDP and Conservatives are so close. You can also check that in 2006 Catherine Bell won by only 616 votes over John Duncan.

The important thing to realize is that giving our vote to the Green party or the Liberals may result in additional split and may give the Conservatives a victory.

And that will be a very bad thing for Canada.

Even if I think the NDP plans for addressing climate change platform must be improved, at this time, I believe it is more important to avoid, at any cost, that the Conservatives get a majority government.

I am voting NDP, and at the same time ask them to perk up their climate change plans.


Good suggestion
Comment by Adam on 11th October 2008
Thanks Norberto. I was going to write a post about myself until I found you'd beaten me to it!
Comment by ian king on 6th October 2008
true,thank god steven is sliding right now. i would love to vote for the green party but i am i fear for the vote not counting for something,better to vote for the less of 2 evils. good thinking for an article