What the heck happened this past Canadian Federal Election? October 22, 2008Posted by Raul in Uncategorized.
Tags: Politics 2.0
I was reading a tweet by Joe Solomon regarding an upcoming talk he’s giving on the use of internet and social media to help solve the climate change crisis. I won’t get into the details of whether it is solving the climate crisis or at least mitigate some of the effects it will have and adapt to climate change. That’s for another post.
But as I was reading Joe’s tweet and thinking about what we can do, something made me stop in my tracks. You DID have a great tool to vote strategically (VoteForEnvironment.ca). Did people NOT use it? I mean, as you can see from the results of this election, the Conservative government is staying in power and Stephane Dion is stepping down from the Liberal leadership.
If (as argued by many comentators) Harper’s climate policy is less than ideal, and people wanted to vote to achieve environmental goals (using the Vote For Environment strategic voting tool), why didn’t anything happen to shift from one government to the other? I can say that the website VFE was really popular, so clearly people were looking at it. Did nobody take action?