After two years
of speculation, threats, and false starts,
we are going to the polls. We were promised
a fixed election date every four years,
yet we have had numerous elections in the
past five years at a high cost to Canadians,
with very little or no benefit.
Another broken election promise by the
current government is 'accountability".
The recent scandals, cover-ups, arrogance
and contempt of parliament make me embarrassed
of our country's leadership and even more
committed to working for a True
A true democracy will be reached when we
achieve proportional representation. In
the meantime our goal is to elect Green
MPs within our current system.
I encourage everyone to look at the Values
and Vision of political parties and choose
the party that reflects your values and
vision for a future Canada. What do you
want Canada to look like in ten, twenty
or fifty years? The only choice for me is
the Green Party. And now that I am a grandmother,
I know I cannot leave this country or this
planet in the hands of people who are looking
to the present economy without consideration
for the future.
Our economy has survived some difficult
times. This is mainly due to the fact that
Canada is rich in resources. We need to
plan for a sustainable economy which cannot
be separated from a sustainable environment.
This is a Smart Economy.
And during my campaign I will focus on
the third major goal of the Green Party
- Strong Commmunities.
Say get involved. Watch the issues and
most of all be prepared to vote in May.
Valerie Powell, Green Party Candidate for
Simcoe North & Seniors Critic