Green Party of Canada

Green Party of Canada

January 22, 2006 16:58 ET

Tomorrow feel good about voting

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 22, 2006) - It's time to feel good about voting again by voting for a party whose beliefs and vision for Canada you can embrace, said Green Party of Canada leader Jim Harris today as he wrapped-up his party's campaign with the party's largest rally to date in Vancouver.

"In this campaign, the Green Party campaigned for the support of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. You asked us to prove ourselves as a legitimate contender for your trust and support," said Harris.

Throughout this election campaign, the Green Party defended Canadian values by putting forward the most comprehensive and economically sound plan for Kyoto of all political parties, we are the only party with a plan to protect Canada's public health care system and restore its sustainability, and we are the only party to have signed the Ontario Chamber of Commerce pledge to address Canada's fiscal imbalance.

"And whether it was meeting with undecided voter Célestin Bouchard in Montreal or defending Canadian soldiers who had been sprayed with Agent Orange by their government or defending small investors across Canada, many of whom are seniors, the Green Party has put a plan forward not only for the major national issues facing Canada, but also those issues that directly impact on Canadians in their homes and communities," said Harris.

The Green Party is also proud to have earned top marks from various NGOs for our platform and answers to their questionnaires; from the Sierra Club of Canada for the party's environmental platform to the Coalition for Women's Equality who stated that the party's platform is most likely the most progressive of all party platforms, the Green Party has put forward a positive, progressive and prudent program for Canadians.

"I invite voters who remain undecided to visit and read our platform and news releases before you cast your ballot," said Harris.

During the campaign, Harris has visited over 30 cities, including Iqaluit, Charlottetown, Oromocto, Halifax, Jonquière, Québec City, Guelph, St. Leon, Regina, Turner Valley, Grand Forks and Nanaimo. The Green Party Leader's Tour was also the first to reach all ten provinces and the North.

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Derek Pinto
Media Relations Officer, Leader's Tour

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Derek Pinto
Media Relations Officer, Leader’s Tour

Contact Information

  • David Kay, Media Relations Officer, Leader’s Tour
    Primary Phone: 514-250-4346
    Secondary Phone: 416-618-0613
    Toll-Free: 866-868-3447