Letter to the Editor: October 10th

Dear Editor,

I am typically not one to discuss politics and I am not a card carrying member of any party, but I am motivated by the ongoing effects of climate change and young voters who demonstrated remarkable leadership and a clear vision of what they want during the climate strike from the elected officials after the upcoming election.

Please be aware that in the Green Party platform, the Green Party promise to "make college and university tuition free and forgive federal student debt"

This was also reiterated by Elizabeth May on CBC when she spoke with undecided voters on technology and innovation.

Hopefully, upon receiving this information, your fellow university students will then pass it on to their parents and family for their consideration.

In this era of pocket book politics (tax credits and handouts to put money in your pocket offered by political parties), there is no other party that offers to put more money in the pockets of students and the parents that pay to support them.

What difference can Canada make where we are such a small part of the climate change problem on a population basis but a big part of the problem on a per capita basis? We can assume a leadership role in the world by providing a model upon which other countries can move from fossil fuel emitters to using renewable energies so we can get to an overall zero carbon dioxide emission.

To those of you who plan to vote Green Party, please make sure that you cast your ballot on election day.

To those of you who are considering a vote for the Green Party, please vote Green so that we can start on a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to make a livable planet well into the future.

Using an analogy, I would rather fix the "leaky roof" now and not wait until later when the house is flooded and not fixable.

To those of you who do not plan to vote Green, if there was ever one election to change your vote, please make it this one. Our climate crisis has worsened under the governments to date and we need the smartest peoples of all parties to work in "a cross-party inner cabinet to deal with climate change" and "limit global warming to a level civilization can survive, and mitigate the impacts of climate change on Canadians".

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Chris Johnston

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