Issue: Strategic Voting

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It has been said that people get the government they deserve. If Canadians continue to vote unconsciously or along traditional lines or, worse, refuse to vote because we feel disenfranchised or
disgusted with politics, then this

It has been said that people get the government they deserve. If Canadians continue to vote unconsciously or along traditional lines or, worse, refuse to vote because we feel disenfranchised or
disgusted with politics, then this
depressing forecast may come true. It would be better to get the government we want, one that reflects our true values of freedom and equal access to
opportunity. So, what if there was a way to a better politics, one in which we could feel proud to participate?
I’m hearing people don’t want any kind of Conservative government. The dominant paradigm is crumbling. Parties that represent predominantly the
interests of capricious corporations and the concentration of wealth among their friends and masters must be challenged. We cannot continue in the direction we are going. At some point, nationally, we have to make a significant change.
As to fears about the left’s economic platform, Harper, the man of
unprecedented deficits who presides over the current economic downturn has the gall to call the ideas of his opponents “disastrous” without any details or
justification. That’s fear mongering, folks!
So is the only real strategic vote the NDP?  Look at Quebec four years ago and now Alberta! I was out there in June kidding Calgarians. With humour they said “No, we’re not rednecks anymore, we’re NDP!” That’s where Canadians want to go!
“You see things; and you say ‘why?’, but I dream things that never were and I say ‘why not?’– George Bernard Shaw
David Park
FARRELLTON, QC