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So you want to stop Harper. Happily, you stand with a solid majority of Canadians, who are unhappy with what he represents. His government has the support of only about one Canadian in three.
Unfortunately, the opposition to his regime, a.k.a. one-man rule, is divided. Four opposition parties share prospective anti-Harper voters. Not everybody who wants to stop Harper is as engaged politically as Brigette DePape, the page who was terminated for brandishing a Stop Harper sign on the floor of the Senate.
A message to Canada's progressive leaders from ordinary progressive canadians.
We Propose, Given:
The current Conservative Government holds power primarily due to “vote splitting;” a peculiarity of the current “first-past-the-post” electoral system.
The core values of social justice, environmental sustainability and sound fiscal management are shared by Canada's three federalist progressive parties.
The strong acrimony felt by many organizers in each progressive party for the other progressive parties is not shared by the majority of progressive voters.
The board of directors of Mountain Equipment Co-op has introduced a Special Resolution, requiring approval by at least 75 per cent of voting members, that seeks to give the board power to choose which candidates appear on the nomination ballot according to criteria that the board itself defines. We are writing on behalf of scores of concerned MEC members across Canada, and we ask that all MEC members please read the following before deciding how to vote.
Why we care