Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Green Party news.

Vernon, 30 March 2011
Media Release - For immediate release.

Green Party candidate Greig Crockett thinks that a decision by the broadcasters' consortium's to exclude Green Party leader Elizabeth May from the televised leaders' debate is undemocratic. "It's astounding that we should have to repeat this charade again simply because a few corporate executives take control over the democratic process and democratic expression" says Crockett.
"This is a slap in the face of democracy, a decision made by a corporate elite. The Green Party is recognized by Elections Canada, whose legislation controls elections. Although there is no Bloc candidate on any ballot outside of Quebec, and although Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe represents 1/10th of Canada, he is welcomed in the debates. The Green Party also represents 1/10th of Canada's voters and Green Party candidates are on ballots in every province across the country. During the 2008 elections, the Green Party was the only party to increase vote count nationally across the country and even finished ahead of Liberals in this riding. One has to wonder whether the corporate network is afraid of hearing feminine views or afraid that the Green Party is actually making a difference."
Crockett is sure that Canadians across the country and here in Okanagan-Shuswap will defend their right to hear Elizabeth May. "This shows how vulnerable true democracy is. I invite everyone who cares about democracy to sign a petition at".

Huguette Allen, Press Secretary
Greig Crockett Campaign
Okanagan-Shuswap Green Party
250-260-5877 cell: 250-550-5877

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