Advocatus Diaboli

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Green News and Views January 29, 2007 - Issue 2

So the environment is 'le hot topic de jour in the House of Commons.' Will they be able to fix the problem and make everything all better again and for ever?

Maybe, but don't hold your breathes.

Even though Canadians feel the environment is the top issue of the day for them, the party who best represents a real change to both the issue of the environment and the way our federal government does the business of politics and democracy, still want to vote for one of the other four tired old political parties.

It might be time for the Green Party of Canada to take a long hard look at the way we do things, and decide it is time to change.

Yes, we can remain the positive party, with positive ideas and policy ideas, but we need to get in the game. Standing on the sidelines whining about the fact the big boys will not let us on the field is quickly becoming a tired and worn out song on a record that has been moved to the back of the shelf in Canadian's minds.

We need to get in the game, and start throwing some very sharp elbows, to have not only the media notice us, but to get Canadians notice us and be prepared to put an 'X,' beside the name of their local Green Party candidate the next time they step in the voting booth.

Oh. There are other issues that are important to Canada and the Canadians but we have a House of Commons and government that think we as Canadians are not smart enough to think about, or concern ourselves about more than one thing at a time.

Maybe it is also time, while the Green Party is climbing into the ring, to show that we too can concern ourselves with thoughtful and meaningful policy and ideas for these issues.

Canada is a complex country with Canadians that are able to have a complex combination of issues we worry and think about on the same plate, that need to be addressed.


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