Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Does This Mean We Can Count On Your Support, Warren?

Warren Kinsella brings up another case of "vote against your party to save the children":
September 17, 2007 – Oh really? And it isn't, um, because it's becoming the ballot question, Howie, and because NDP voters are recognizing that the only party that can stop the Conservative scheme to fund private religious schools is the Ontario Liberals? It couldn't be that, could it, Howie?

Anyway, for NDP folks who worried about the Tory plan, Howie has just signaled that he doesn't think it's a big deal. We're saving that quote, pal.

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Focus education debate on funding formula, not faith based schools
NDP (Elxn-Ont-NDP)
Source: The Canadian Press
Sep 17, 2007 11:08

…"It may take time, but I think by the end of this campaign people will grow tired of talking about a more philosophical issue and return to what I think is the practical issue for most parents," [Hampton] said…” (emphasis mine)
Now Warren knows this is only true because we have a terrible electoral system, which forces people to vote against their own preferences in order to stop someone else. If we adopt the Citizen Assembly's new plan, such strategic voting will become unnecessary. Since he obviously recognizes that, can we now count on him to support electoral reform?
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