You can throw your vote away on other parties or you can say you want climate action. It's your choice.
Voters have to understand the voting for a Liberal or an NDPer in Sudbury can't affect how the province is governed. What they can do is use their vote to reassure our children.
When 10,000 children and young people (aged 16–25 years) in 10 countries were surveyed, 83 per cent said that they think we voters have failed to take care of the planet. More than 45 per cent said their feelings about climate change negatively affected their daily life and functioning, while 75 per cent said that they think the future is frightening.
Climate anxiety and distress were correlated with perceived inadequate government response and associated feelings of betrayal. This is child abuse. We have a reason suability to act.
Use your vote to signal the you care. Act like an adult and put your vote where it can counted by the kids. Vote for the Green Party because that says you want real climate action.
With a majority Ford government our MPP is completely ineffective. With a minority Ford Government we either get a Red-Orange coalition that has to please both parties or we have Ford in control. The coalition policy will be the same no matter who forms the official opposition. You vote almost never counts in a first-past-the-post election. It doesn't count at all in Sudbury in this election iff you vote for an old-line party.
Your voice can matter. Every vote in the Green column sends a reassuring message to the young you too are worried about the the future we are making.
This election comes at a critical time. We face a climate crisis that other parties simply deny or offer up feeble plans that don’t provide the hope our young people are begging for.
David Robinson is the Green Party candidate in the Sudbury riding in the 2022 provincial election.