Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Yoni School Federal Election Watch 2008 Pt. 1

Green Party of Canada Shut Out of TV Debates by Petty Politicians

Our wonderful...visionary...magnanimous...public-spirited...democratic-minded...political party leaders have decided that if Elizabeth Mayormaynot, leader of the Green Party, is allowed to participate in the TV debates, they will take their tiny political balls and shrivelled bats and go home...no debate.

What courage! What aplomb! What the f...!

In the 2006 federal election, the Green Party collected about 4.5% of the national vote. Not a landslide, obviously. Not even enough to win a seat. But still a significant showing. I agree with many others that the Green Party has as much right to be represented in the debates as the other "national" parties like the Constipators (whose main base is in the west) and the Gliberals (whose main base is in central Canaduh and the east). And even more right than the Floc Quebecois which doesn't even pretend to be national. The Green Party runs candidates in every riding. The Floc does not.

Canajuns deserve to hear the full spectrum of political debate, not just the natterings of peevish PMs (Stephen Harpie), dweebish Dions, and Nearly Democratic Party wannabees (Jack Layoff). (All of them men, by the way, or nearly so...)

If you think the Green Party should be included in the televised debates, go here and sign the petition to the TV network consortium.

Here, also, is info on the party leaders who gave the Redlight to Elizabeth Mayormaynot's Greenlight. Email them and make sure you express your inexpressible scorn. March on their shabby little parliamentary offices. Make them feel the heat of Canajun ire.

Stephen Harpie:
Telephone: (613) 992-4211
Fax: (613) 941-6900
EMail: Harper.S@parl.gc.ca

Jack Layoff:
Telephone: (613) 995-7224
Fax: (613) 995-4565
EMail: Layton.J@parl.gc.ca

Gilles Deceit:
(613) 992-6779
(613) 954-2121

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(Just as an aside: I find it particularly galling that we should have to "petition" the networks for coverage of important national issues, and important events. And "petitioning" our politicians makes me think we are reverting to some sort of feudal state. No wonder voter turnout gets to be so low! And that's not even mentioning that Stephen Harpie manipulated this election in defiance of his own election law!)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Right on Larry! Like The Rain in Spain, Democracy is mainly going through the drain.

I signed the petition. I hope many more do.

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