Green Party of Canada

Green Party of Canada

January 18, 2006 10:12 ET

Vote with certainty, not out of fear says Greens

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2006) - On January 23rd, Canadians should choose the political party that best represents their hopes and beliefs, said Green Party of Canada leader Jim Harris today who in a bold move called on voters to visit the websites of each party to read their platforms and news releases unfiltered by outside political spin and tactics.

"For too long in the final week of the campaign Canadians have been frightened into voting for the party they fear least, rather than for the party whose beliefs they embrace the most," said Harris. "There is only one way of strategically voting and that is by voting for what you believe in."

"While political pundits play an engaging role in election campaigns, Canadians should instead rely on their instincts as to which party is most worthy of their vote. Look at each party's plan for issues such as Kyoto, health care, education, taxes, energy, government accountability, democratic renewal and decide for yourself," said Harris. "We're confident that Canadians will be impressed with the Green Party's plan for Canada."

To learn more about the political parties fielding candidates in this election, visit:

* Green Party of Canada www.greenparty.ca
* Bloc Québécois www.bloc.org
* Conservative Party of Canada www.conservative.ca
* Liberal Party of Canada www.liberal.ca
* New Democratic Party of Canada www.ndp.ca

Harris also recommended that Canadians visit the sites of NGOs who have posted the parties responses to their questionnaires. To read the responses to groups such as the Sierra Club and Canadian Medical Association visit:

Sierra Club www.sierraclub.ca
Council of Canadians www.canadians.org
Canadian Medical Association www.cma.ca
Greenpeace www.greenpeace.ca

"Each vote makes a difference. Whether it elects a government, an opposition member or sends a message, it has an impact on how a government conducts the affairs of Canada," said Harris. "But that vote is only truly heard if it is cast for the party that best reflects the voter's true beliefs and not the strategic pleas of a political party in the dying days of the campaign."

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For more information:
Derek Pinto
Media Relations Officer, Leader's Tour
416.618.0613
David Kay
Media Relations Officer, Leader's Tour
514.250.4346

/For further information: www.greenparty.ca

Derek Pinto
Media Relations Officer, Leader’s Tour
416.618.0613
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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
    E-mail: media@greenparty.ca