As an older person … with cancer, I am keenly aware of my mortality … a compelling reason for me to be totally honest with myself.
I have chosen to vote in this election because I am honestly voting FOR someone. In our E-S-S riding, my choice is easy. Frances Litman, our Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke (E-S-S) Green Party candidate is a wonderfully youthful, energetic person.
- She has made a success of her photography business in Esquimalt (Everyone has wedding pictures done by her!!!); so, is familiar with Canadian small business concerns.
- She is a true self-starter with loads of energy … who, in her spare time (When is that … when you are self-employed?), has started several Green initiatives, the largest of which has been the acclaimed “Creatively United for the Planet” – a huge Victoria-area annual Earth Week celebration.
- And she glories in (i.e. She does not simply “respect”) the diversity of our Canadian population and our country.
Unfortunately, the desired result is not guaranteed!
Why are they so unhappy, these strategic voters? They feel that they are forced to be dishonest with themselves in voting for leaders and parties in whom they have less faith. We, as Greens, are putting our faith in leaders who THINK & LIVE Green, people who are prepared to face our society’s fossil-fuel dependence addiction with positive solutions.
I am voting with my head and my heart.
Greens make me proud, again, to say that I am a CANADIAN! What a gift! Thank you, Elizabeth May & Frances Litman!