HALIFAX – The Green Party of Canada today launched its Save Democracy From Politics 2013 Tour. The Tour will see Green Leader Elizabeth May visit 15 communities in one month starting in Halifax tonight.
“With Stephen Harper shuttering Parliament once again, I decided to reach out directly to Canadians. The Greens have ideas about how to fix our broken democratic system, but I want to hear what Canadians across the country have to say,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands.
“Electoral reform has always been a priority of the Green Party. I think most Canadians would now agree First Past The Post has to go. But there is no consensus on how to achieve this vital reform. I don’t think it can happen unless political parties cooperate for the higher good of the country,” said May.
Ms. May also launched a new website about electoral reform and party cooperation: www.truemajority.ca. The site will allow Canadians to debate the pros and cons of our current First Past the Post system and offer alternatives that will allow every vote to count.
“I really hope people will take advantage of this initiative. We launch this debate platform with a non-partisan approach. On a fundamental issue like this one, people expect us to put country before party,” said May.
“It’s an honour to have Elizabeth May in Nova Scotia for this important announcement. A breakthrough on proportional representation at the Federal level would no doubt impact provincial electoral systems,” said Green Party of Nova Scotia’s Leader, Mr. John Percy.
- The Tour will stop in Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Orillia, Winnipeg, Brandon, Calgary, Dawson City, Whitehorse, Victoria, Salt Spring Island and Vancouver. Visit greenparty.ca/tour for the Tour’s itinerary.
- Once the House of Commons resumes, more dates will be confirmed in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Communications Coordinator, Green Party of Canada