If this bill passes, hundreds of thousands of Canadians will be prevented from voting.

Here is an important call for support from the Green Party of Canada…let’s share this and join in to support democracy:

From: .
Sent:
To:
Green Party of Canada

Hi Eldy —

With all the talk about the Conservatives’ so-called “Fair Elections Act,” my mind keeps coming back to what Elizabeth May has said right from the start:

“The crisis in Canadian democracy is not that Canadians are voting more than once, it is that they are voting less than once.”

And that is what this issue is all about.

We see on TV, and we read in the news, strong criticisms of this bill from professional journalists and public commentators.

We hear expert testimony from independent and trusted officials — like Sheila Fraser and Marc Mayrand — telling us that this bill is an assault on our democracy.

We talk with our friends and family and we express shock that the Conservatives think they can get away with:

Preventing Elections Canada from encouraging youth to vote
Letting winning candidates choose the people who run your local voting place
Opening loopholes so that they can spend even more during elections
Stopping Elections Canada from investigating election fraud like the robocalls scandal or even warning Canadians that such a fraud is taking place

But you and I know it comes down this —

If this bill passes, hundreds of thousands of Canadians will be prevented from voting.

The good news is that this bill is not yet law. The good news is that Canadians are taking action. The good news is that by coming together — you, me, and tens of thousands of our fellow citizens — we can defend our democracy.

Add your name to our petition today. Show the Harper Conservatives that you are a defender of our democracy.

Eldy, we set a goal to reach 30,000 signatures by the end of the week. Be a part of this important movement and add your name today:

greenparty.ca/defend-our-democracy

Thank you,

Emily

Emily McMillan
Executive Director
Green Party of Canada

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: