Green supporter adds voice to election fray

NDP took a page from Green Party's book in Rankin campaign

Re: Numbers tell the tale in MP-elect’s victory, Personal connections won it for Rankin team (Letters, Dec. 5)

Regarding Gordon Pollard’s quote, “a note of statistical reality is in order,” he didn’t help by not voting.

He could have made his democratic vote count by at least destroying his ballet.

Staying away from voting renders moot his point that Murray Rankin obtained the support of “just 16.3 per cent of eligible voters” in this constituency.

Maybe Australia has it right, all people must vote, thus doing their democratic duty.

Larry Wartel, a “Rankin File” volunteer, apparently learned an unexpected lesson when NDP campaigners took a page from the Green Party’s book: “mobilizing” both older and mostly younger volunteers to phone, to door knock, etc. But most importantly, to get out the vote.

I also wonder whether Mr. Wartel, who wore a yellow Stop a Bad Plan.ca (ARESST) T-shirt to the Green Party’s David Suzuki rally, wore the same shirt door-knocking for the “Rankin File.” He must have known that the Association for Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Sewage Treatment stood for the exact opposite to Rankin.

The Green Party position on sewage treatment was to get it “right.” From a happy Green Party volunteer, I congratulate the “Rankin File” win. Maybe, a point of order, Larry.

Charles Hilton

Victoria

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