I received this email from a respected scholar and promoter of sane environmental and health policy. The subject line was “Make your vote count for the environment plus”
I am advising people who have a good electable incumbent NDP to work and vote for them but if not, I don't think its wise not to vote Liberal (hold your nose if you must) or we run the risk of Hudak.
In this equation, as much as we may want to support them, a vote for the Greens is a wasted vote and may benefit the Conservatives - Just my advice, good luck to us all
and provided this response which I would like to share:
I certainly have learned a lot from you and your many years of experience in fighting for what is right for the environment and human health, but this is clearly a misguided set of recommendations.
What is lost in the commentary of this election is how the Green Energy and Green Economy Act came to be. Everybody is attributing to the Liberals, but it was not included in their 2007 platform. What WAS included in their 2007 platform was $26 billion dollar investment into nuclear. How somebody with your pedigree could EVER recommend voting for a party that is STILL pro-nuclear is frustrating to say the least. I know that this is a 'lesser of two evils' strategy but more on that in a moment.
The Liberals sat down after the last election and planned out how they could possibly get a third majority. They knew it would be a long shot, but you have to have a plan.