Anyone but the Conservatives.
That’s the goal of a new campaign that aims to get Canadians of all political persuasions to vote together on Oct. 19 to keep the Conservatives from power — a campaign one critic has described as “shots in the dark.”
With 28 days to go before the election, most polls have the three main parties neck-and-neck.
But Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system is “broken,” the advocacy group Leadnow says, and there is a need for a committed voting bloc to prevent vote-splitting.
“In the last federal election, a majority of people voted for a change in government, but the Conservatives got 100% of the power in Parliament with just 39% of the vote,” the group says on its website.
That allowed Stephen Harper’s government to move ahead with policies that at times sparked strong opposition, like the anti-terrorism Bill C-51.
“Over the last 10 years, the Harper Conservatives have clung to power through fear-mongering and divide-and-conquer politics,” says Leadnow,Read More »from Strategic voting campaign a complicated numbers game