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Green Party (Photo by Parker Johnson on Unsplash)

Vote Green!

Canada’s federal election takes place Monday, October 21. But I already cast my ballot last weekend at an advanced poll. I decided to vote for the Green Party.

I voted for the Liberals last election getting caught up in Trudeau-mania 2.0. But this government has been an extreme disappointment. After promising to enact electoral reform and representation-by-population, that promise was broken. For a government who espouses a caring for the environment, spending billions of tax payer money to buy a pipeline seems inexplicable in its stupidity. Then there’s the performance of Justin Trudeau…how this person didn’t resign after being caught in the blackface scandal is beyond comprehension.

So I decided to return to my roots, and that’s to vote Green! It’s inevitable that the Green Party’s progressive platform will still not resonate with enough Canadians to put them in a position to form the next government, but I decided my vote had to support the party that best represents my view of the Canada I want to see. And the Greens are it!

I think Elizabeth May is a wonderful leader who would make an amazing Prime Minister. But more importantly, it’s the party’s platform that resonates with me.

I feel that they are the only party that acknowledges that climate change is the single most important issue our country and world presently faces. By designing a plan centred around that and using it as a means to address all other issues, this is exactly what we need to move forward. And it’s positive (not doom and gloom). Our planet will be both more healthy and prosperous at the same time!! It is possible with Green leadership.

Also, their plans to address the Indigenous genocide and start a path toward reconciliation that includes true sovereignty for First Nations Peoples is essential if Canada is to right the wrongs of the past and move forward.

So if you’re still not sure who to vote for, give the Greens a chance. If you’re afraid your vote won’t count and feel like you have to vote strategically, don’t do it! I’ve done that before and I was so disappointed with the result. Give your vote to who best represents your vision of Canada. And if you give a good read to the Green’s platform, I bet you’ll see that they’re the logical choice.

Green Party (Photo by Parker Johnson on Unsplash)

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