Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Open letter to Jane Sterk

At the blog politics respun, Peter Prontzos has this to say in an open letter to Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green Party in Canada:
"... Canadians are facing a more immediate crisis, one which also has grave implications for our future – the potential re-election of Stephen Harper as Prime Minister. I certainly don’t have to tell you how disastrous that would be for Canadians, not only regarding the environment, but also for health care, pensions, education, and so on.

"At this critical moment, I believe that every Green vote is, in effect, a vote for Stephen Harper. Why? Because Green supporters could either vote for candidates who actually might defeat their conservative opponents – or they could vote for someone who has, realistically, no chance of being elected..."
Environmentalists in British Columbia should send a similar message to Jane Sterk, leader of the provincial Green Party in BC:
"... British Columbians are facing an immediate crisis, one which also has grave implications for our future – the potential re-election of the BC Liberals with Christy Clark as Premier. I certainly don’t have to tell you how disastrous that would be for British Columbians, not only regarding the environment, but also for health care, public power, taxation, education, and so on.

"At this critical moment, I believe that every Green vote is, in effect, a vote for Christy Clark. Why? Because Green supporters could either vote for candidates who actually might defeat their BC Liberal opponents – or they could vote for someone who has, realistically, no chance of being elected..."
The next election presents a fine opportunity to send BC Liberals to permanent obscurity, along with their policies of environmental destruction throughout the province.

The 2009 Canadian Water Attitudes Study included a poll by Ipsos Reid that found:
"The majority of Canadians (53 per cent) rank freshwater as the country's most important natural resource; ahead of forests (20 per cent), agriculture/farmland (14 per cent), oil (eight per cent) and fisheries (two per cent), according to the 2009 Canadian Water Attitudes Study released today.

"Ninety-five per cent of Canadians believe it is important to conserve freshwater on an ongoing basis."
Despite this, BC Liberals are giving away rights to massive quantities of public fresh water, for use in power generation and energy production, with both largely foreign owned industries targeting export markets. Even worse, they do this through secret contracts that fail to recognize the great value of fresh clean water. This could be the worst environmental disaster of all.

Send Jane Sterk and the BC Greens a message before their May 7 Annual General Meeting.
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2 comments:

  1. Sadly, the Greens have been shut out. Elizabeth May has just said, she gets no voice. Needless to say, she was totally shocked.

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  2. Elizabeth May has a big voice. In fact, she gets tons of media coverage compared to any other party that does not have an elected seat. Even with Ms. May's better chances by parachuting into an already green riding, she will still lose because of the vote splitting going four ways. When will she get it?

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