May 12, 2009 09:00 ET

New Canadian Movement Develops Website to "Manage" Politicians

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - Canadian are first to use a unique website to share their thoughts and ideas on issues that concern them about their politicians - local, provincial and federal. The new EPIEO.com website gives constituents and Canadian politician's ability to discuss and vote on all issues ranging from municipal taxes to our nation's international policy without outside interference. EPIEO empowers Canadians to take an active role in managing the people elected to represent their needs. They can decide which politicians truly listen and represent their desires allowing them to choose those they want to keep and alternately those they do not wish to keep in office.

The website, founded by Richard Hirtle has personal forums for each Senator, Federal and Provincial politician and each local council member for 698 municipalities across the country. Politicians can join residents and discuss all issues or concerns.

"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. "There is a movement growing in Canada that is demanding accountability. We now have an uncensored website allowing each of us to have our say while giving politicians the same uncensored opportunity to answer or justify what they are doing on our behalf."

Both politicians and Canadian constituents require membership in the movement 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 him or her with a clear message as to how they are doing at any given time.

This site is meant to show elected officials where they stand with regards to their work for residents and their voting on issues while allowing the politicians to promote and suggest ideas and game plans to constituents. Members are encouraged to ask questions, state their concerns and more importantly, be involved in managing 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 and those politicians who are there to serve their constituents will welcome the input as well," concluded Mr. Hirtle.

Politicians and residents are invited to listen to Richard Hirtle and host Costas Halavrezos talk about EPIEO on the CBC radio show, Maritime Noon on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:45 p.m., Atlantic time.

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