Voting with your head and heart

The Green Party cannot agree more with the idea that political parties “need to find common ground.”

Re: “Voters need to stop buying into divide and conquer,” Letters, September 19

The Green Party cannot agree more with the idea that political parties “need to find common ground.” That is why parliamentary reform is a hot topic for us on the campaign trail.

Regardless of our political affiliation, every voice deserves to be a part of every decision made in government. Aligning the number of seats with the number of votes would be a big step towards a truly democratic system. This means all parties would have to grow up and learn to work together, not simply the two mentioned in the letter.

I’d disagree that the NDP and Green parties are “near same.” The Green Party is progressive and not weighted by union board members, nor funded by any other interest group that affect inner decision making… not even environmentalists.

The Green Party operates very clearly from a set of ethical core principles (greenparty.bc.ca/get-know-us/what-green-politics/our-10-core-principles). Can you show me a similarly modern approach from the others?

I’d argue that the Green Party is the only one clear about the need to shift our economic values to better include social, environmental and health considerations.

Nelson-Creston can put an experienced and mature Green candidate at the table to improve the results of debates in parliament — and we won’t distract you with inner party politics that continue to plague the NDP and Liberals.

As a trained economist and active voter for 30 years, I am tired of the same old parties who keep looking at things from the industrial perspective.

This time strategic voting for me means voting for who I want to represent me period — not voting scared, but rather with my head and my heart.

Nicole Charlwood

Chair, Nelson-Creston

BC Greens

 

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