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Today Elizabeth May Has Made History!!

Granted, it’s not actually official yet…  but I feel safe to yell from the rooftop: 

CANADA HAS OUR FIRST ELECTED GREEN MP!!!!!!

I’ve actually had to stop watching the numbers roll in.  Every poll counted has E.May’s lead increasing.  It started with only 20 votes, and now is hovering around the 1000 mark.  Every poll forced new tears to spring from my eyes.  I am sooo very proud to be a part of this moment in Canadian history.

Elizabeth May in Parliament!!!  What does that mean?  It means we finally have a voice.  After years, and years, and years of fighting, of not being heard, of being dismissed, we finally have a voice.  A holistic voice in parliament.  A voice of reason, that understands how all systems are connected.  How the environment and the economy are not separate issues, but one and the same.  How we can not forge ahead with one at the expense of the other.

To truly have a voice?  I’m not really sure what it will mean.  But I do know that it’s only the start.  Today was something we have fought long and hard to see.  And it really is only the start.  So very much work to be done, but I know that Elizabeth is up for the task.  I know she will fight for us, and ensure that we are heard.  She is a strong, smart, well-spoken woman… and I know she is ready for all this means.

Today, as I always have been, I am proud to be GREEN!

Canadians, too close to see the truth?

For some time now, I’ve wondered if many of my fellow Canadians are simply too close to see the truth.  We seem to fall into three camps (politically speaking).

  1. In the minority – Those who see all that Harper and his government have done, who are outraged, and doing their best to see change happen.
  2. Also in the minority – Those who see all that Harper and his government have done, yet figure there is nothing to be done, so have washed their hands of all things political.
  3. The majority – Those who deny there is anything going on, and who continue to sing Harper’s praises.

Are we so close to the lies that we have been prevented from seeing the truth?

For the first time EVER in Canadian history, our Prime Minister (now former prime minister) has been found to be in Contempt of Parliament.  For those who aren’t aware, that is a federal crime!  Yet, somehow, he has still managed to maintain his role as the Leader of the Conservatives…  and he is now running a campaign hoping for reelection.

Worth nothing:  If a person has been convicted of a federal crime they are not eligible for election.  Not only are they not able to be elected, they are not able to run for election!  So please explain to me how Stephen Harper is seeking reelection.

“Edmund Burke noted that all that was necessary for evil to triumph was for good men to do nothing. Canadians are certainly good and worthy folks, but they suffer an excess of civil obedience, politeness and lack of civic rage that could be harnessed to combat political atrophy. At a time when Arabs risk life and limb for political freedoms, Canadians seem largely apathetic about the erosion of their democracy.”  – Ramesh Thakur

Read more at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/canada-watches-its-democracy-erode/story-e6frg6ux-1226030310248

I wonder how far things will have to go before we finally begin to push back.  Our rights as Canadians are being trampled by the very body who should be seeking to safeguard those rights.  Since when are our citizens deemed to be above the law based solely on status?  It’s a scary day to be Canadian.

For more details on Harper’s contempt finding, and what it SHOULD mean, see http://presscore.ca/2011/?p=1980

So…  there is only one more question to ask.  Which of the three types of Canadians are you?  Vote HERE! And then be sure to get out on May 2nd and vote at the polls.

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