Green party

Underdog candidates all over the country will hope Monday is their lucky day as they cross the finish line on grueling campaigns. For most, their campaign objective was simple: find an effective way to get your name and ideas out in the community to convince people that you deserve their vote on election day. But as an underdog up against a better-funded and better-known opponent this task can be near-impossible.

Candidates talk greenhouse gas pollution, fighting water pollution, and protecting biodiversity Last Thursday night, the Ottawa-Centre candidates for four of the major political parties of Canada participated in one of the 100 Debates on the Environment taking place across the country. The attendees included Angela Keller-Herzog for the Green Party, Catherine McKenna for the Liberal …

For October’s federal election, most polls are indicating that both the Liberals and Conservatives are tied for Canadians’ support. This means that it is more than likely that either party will end up with less than a majority of the seats in the House of Commons, thereby swinging the determination of the balance of power to the smaller parties.

The Fulcrum reached out to the leaders of our campus’ major political party groups to ask what each thought about the future of Canada’s environmental policy, and why their party will provide what’s needed.

Throughout this current election, a number of politicians have jumped on board the electoral reform bandwagon, with a number of mainstream political parties promising this kind of change in their electoral platforms. But what is it about our current system that has three opposition parties calling foul?

Students actually do have a chance to make a difference. By voting for the Green Party, they have the opportunity to launch a champion of proportional representation into the running, and topple these eternal Liberal and Conservative fiefdoms that have dominated Canada for far too long.

It would be incredibly difficult for the Conservatives to dismiss her views and charge her with embarking on a smear campaign in order to win the next federal election. If she were power hungry, she would join a different party.

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