Sunday, January 08, 2006

Petitions and Polls

As everyone I'm sure is well aware, the first of the last Leaders debate is tomorrow and the Green Party has yet to be included and will not be. Does this just not make sense to anyone else?

The Green Party of Canada became a officially recognized Party last election by winning 4.4% of the votes (the % needed was 2) throughout Canada. With this come over a million dollars of tax payers money. Don't these taxpayers deserve to know what this money is going towards?

Nearly 50,000 people have signed our petition to let Jim Harris debate with the other leaders... which is quite a few, especially when you consider the fact that only 10, 000 Canadians sent questions to ask the leaders as of now.

With 1 day left, I encourage you all to sign the petition and help make sure that this undemocratic act doesn't go unnoticed.

And speaking of petitions, I came across one that is important specifically to our Province. It calls for Improved Recycling Infrastructure in Newfoundland and Labrador and I encourage everyone visiting here to sign it. Every step you take to keeping Newfoundland and Labrador a beautiful province is well worth the effort.

Please Sign the Petition now.

There was an online poll recently located on the front page of The Globe and Mail which asked the question "If the Green Party, for example, received 5 per cent of the popular vote in the federal election should it also receive 5 per cent of the seats in the House of Commons?"

21617 people voted, 57% (12366) Yes and 43% (9251) No. Looks like a majority of people want exactly what the Greens want; a proportional representation electoral system.

View the results yourself HERE


'M said...

2832 Signatures Total on the Improved Recycling Infrastructure in Newfoundland and Labrador petition. not bad. Is there a goal ... like if we get 4000, the government is forced to look at some proposals or something? I wonder .... I think I'll write a letter.

NL-ExPatriate said...

You could do what an MHA did with reference to the Sunday hunting.

He didn't wait until there were 10,000 names instead every time he had 500 or 1000 names he would stand up in the house and bring the subject up by presenting another petition with additional names. This way the subject was always coming up and kept in the forefront where it could be discussed and eentually acted upon.

If this is the same petition over at Petition .com I have signed it.

I believe their policy is that the petition needs 10,000 names before it is acted upon.

Mr Harper responded to Premier Williams list of issues affecting NL and recycling was one of them read it here.

Also Jack LAyton addreses the Premiers list here and Recycling is included.

The Liberals did feel feel entitled to respond.

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Well, I'd have to get that seat first and there's no chance in hell of that happening... right now anyway.

I certainly will be raising the issue in the weeks and months to come. There is no reason why this hasn't happened here yet and I thin it's irresponsible of not only the Government for not putting it in place but also the public for not demanding it.