May 05, 2009 09:00 ET

EPIEO: New Website Encourages Canadians to "Manage" Their Politicians

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - Effective today, Canadians have the opportunity to share concerns regarding the politicians that represent them. A new website called EPIEO (Every Person Invests in Each Other), allows constituents as well as Canadian politicians to discuss and vote on issues ranging from municipal taxes to our nation's international policy.

The website, founded by Richard Hirtle has personal forums for each Senator, Federal and Provincial politician and each local council member from close to 700 municipalities across the country. By encouraging politicians to join residents, a true dialogue can be formulated.

"Our failure to manage politicians has led us to a time where there is little to no accountability by those that we have elected to represent us," said Mr. Hirtle. "We need a website that will allow each of us to have our say while giving politicians an opportunity to answer or justify what they are doing on our behalf."

Membership is required by both the politicians and Canadian constituents and each must register with their own name. There are areas on the site to give opinions on critical issues, and areas to post a concern or question, generally or to a specific politician. A "hire or fire" poll is on the top of each politician's personal site area and provides them with a clear message as to how they are doing at any given time.

Members are encouraged to ask questions, state their concerns and more importantly, stop being complacent with regards to our nation.

"We have the technology to ensure that our elected officials act on what is important to us. There is no longer the need to wait for an election for our voices to be heard," concluded Mr. Hirtle.

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