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GREENDP: Canadians For a UNITED PARTY

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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2011

Its not like the Earth is melting or anything. Take your time. Oh, Stephen Harper's puppet masters in the Tar Sands also told me to share a message: "Keep arguing guys and gals, we're making a killing out here. Just give us a few more decades, we swear we'll put everything back the way it was. Oh, also, we're gonna need a little bit more of your water for the refineries out here, maybe limit the showers to once a month or so. And pay your bills on time."

But seriously now, here's the website to go to, to vote for unification.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid...

And in case you haven't seen it, the creator of this video also likes to sing, and made a music video called Canadian Revolution:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpye1s...

Why don't we have a website of our own? Well dear, actually we have two,
www.greenparty.ca
www.ndp.ca
they're both very pretty, and both worth as much as the coal fumes and dammed rivers being used to provide the electricity to keep them online, and the dead trees the NDP and Green platforms are printed on: not much. Until you can get into a position of power to actually make a difference, for now you're just blowing hot air, and that's the way it will for the foreseeable and terrifying future so long as we remain divided. Your (lack of real) differences as parties are addressed in the "Election Message to Canadians" (coming soon)

In the meantime, allow me to address some frequently repeated excuses for GREENDP division:

1) But the Green Party is right wing...

Bull#$%. Have you actually read the Green Party's platform? Exact same priorities as far as eliminating poverty and homelessness as the NDP, different ideas on how to do it. Who cares? That's a debate for academics, affected poor Canadians, and front line social workers, and not something that should form the basis of political estrangement, preventing either of you from actually doing anything meaningful about what it is you're arguing about.

2) But the NDP is too controlled by the Unions...

Have you ever worked a Unionized job? Have you ever worked a non-Unionized job? I hope the unions get more power, not less in this country and in every level of government. Maybe all of our 9-5's wouldn't suck so much. Maybe we'd actually get fair wages, good working conditions, and job security. Beyond that, I think we should be going even further than Unionizing to fight for the best concessions from our owners, we should be facilitating the creation of cooperatives, where those people actually doing the work, share ownership in the company.

3) But the NDP said this about the Green Party. But the Green Party said this about the NDP...

Grow the #%* up. Uncountable lives are at stake here across and incomprehensible expanse of Earth, Fresh Water, Air and Ocean. Seriously now, grow up.

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Here's some things I think people from both parties already agree on, this is the basis of unification and what we need to be fighting for, instead of fighting each other. Join the discussion on our Facebook page and let's take our country back!

Homelessness and Poverty must be abolished in Canada.

The Clearcutting of our Forests must stop immediately. The federal government must lead the transition for people employed in deadly and poisonous extraction industries like the Tar Sands towards a sustainable source of employment and well-being.

All cancer, reproductive and birth defect causing pesticides and consumer chemicals must be outlawed.

Canada must begin funding and organizing the transition to a carbon free economy as fast as is humanly possible.

Our economic priorities should be determined by human needs, and the material realities of the biosphere that is the source of all existence on Earth.

Health Care must remain public and be properly funded. (Not sure if these are spelled out in your platforms, but we need Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Eyeglass coverage back! Dental care should also be public (are healthy teeth only needed by rich folk?) and try and see voter reaction if you include massage therapy in your health care platforms!

Marijuana should be legalized.

Got any more? Join the discussion forums on the GREENDP Facebook page

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