Slowly, very slowly, people are starting to see the value that the Green Party brings to the world. As you can see from the result in BC, Andrew Weaver has now been elected as the first Green MLA in BC. In the mean time, the old first past the post electoral system has provided the BC Liberals with less then that majority of the votes. That Province had a chance some time ago to change to a form of Proportional Representation but the NDP sided on the no side. It worked against them in this election. Perhaps they will think twice about it. Here are the results for Andrew:
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Interesting article in the Huffington Post about why one scientist joined the Green Party.
April 9, 2013
A large crowd showed up in front of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture building in Guelph, many with fantastic placards (zoom in to see them better), to protest the proposed introduction of GM alfalfa.
This was part of a day of action involving 38 communities across the country. The event was sponsored by National Farmers Union Local 340, Council of Canadians Guelph Chapter, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, OPIRG-Guelph and the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice.
What Do You Value in the Government?
I would like you to take time to consider what you value in the government. If you are not sure, consider the following:
Everyday, you get up in the morning and turn on the light or listen to the radio. That takes electricity. In Ontario, while there are private hydro producers, electricity was largely brought to you by a government agency somewhere along the way or heavily affected
by government policy.
One “Green concern” is the use of asbestos in buildings. It can cause a rare cancer called “Mesothelioma Symptoms”. Below is a link to a site with more information about this disease:
Sitting at lunch reflecting on the last two nights of all candidates meets which were agriculture focused. There is a lot of concern about terminator seeds and GE crops. It was good to hear people saying they like our policies. They also are glad they I talked about it in my speeches. The other candidates did not mention it in theirs.
In the last couple of days, I have been reminded of the fact that I really enjoy meeting and speaking with people and building relationships. The people I met seem to be so concerned and in tune with the election events. It is very inspiring and encouraging. Thanks. Brent.
We are now in an election. I will be coming around door to door to get nomination signatures very shortly. If you can help out or donate money, we would really appreciate it.
We will need people to staff the office when we secure it. We will need people to go door to door with pamphlets.
We will need funds to purchase signs, pamphlets, and media advertisements.
Please get out to vote.
Grass Roots Demacracy has many meanings and each person will have a different sense of it. I would like to share with you my thoughts about Grass Roots Democracy while referencing a couple of excellent groups.
The first group is Greenlands Centre Wellington and the second one is Stop the 424. These two groups represent my sense of effective Grass Roots Democracy.
Many people have commented on the length of time that it is taking to solve the problem of the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. I was at a Community Resource Centre Board meeting last week and the Executive Director brought it up while we were waiting for others to arrive. I was going for a walk with a friend recently and she brought it up as well. It seems to have permeated the thoughts of most of the people I meet.