I believe everyone should vote, unfortunately the number of citizens that don’t participate is growing.
It’s not hard to understand why, given the politics of our time. Nevertheless, if we want the benefits of living in a “free” country we need to engage in the political process. (I know, politics sucks, but if we are not informed and diligent, who keeps the politicians honest? The politicians?)
I would like to thank Support Our Local Scene for putting these videos together for those Canadians who can no longer bring themselves to vote for any of the “main” parties. The only reason the parties listed below are called “alternate” parties is because that’s what the media refers to them as. They are however, just as legitimate as any other party. You may want to ask yourself; who wins when the media refuses to give these parties any acknowledgement? Why does the media narrow the scope of views to that of the “main” parties?
This blog endorses no party or candidate as it is your job to educate yourself before you vote. Don’t look to the papers, radio, TV or pundits for advice on who to vote for……make up your own mind, after you have sufficiently educated yourself.
With that in mind, here is a list of parties many of you may not know exist. Their platforms are wide and varied, but they would not exist if they did not have a base. (listed in no particular order)