Canadians For A Progressive Coalition
However, this Petition is a grass-roots initiative which, according to a local Victoria television news channel CHEK TV "... it [the Petition] is receiving considerable support."
The Petition is newly circulated In the wake of an intense voter disapproval towards the minority conservative leader Prime minister Stephen Harper's strong refusal to address the current economic stress in Canada.
As a grass roots movement "Canadians For a Progressive Coalition" has declared its support for the three opposition parties whose leaders have already announced there intention to challenge the Harper governments lack of serious concern for the Canadian people.
This call for a grass-roots action for political change predicated on global economic stress is brought forward by two University of Victoria students Kyle Artelle and Jamie Biggar, whose Petition claims that:
"In 2008 the majority of Canadians voted for a prosperous, fair, and green Canada. Over 60% of voters cast their ballots for parties with progressive platforms. With 37% of the vote the Conservatives will effectively hold 100% of the power.
The Conservatives received 170,000 fewer votes than the last election, yet they won more seats. The Greens, who received 940,747 votes, are not represented at all."
"Canadians for a Progressive Coalition are asking the NDP, Liberals, and Bloc Quebecois to form a coalition government that includes counsel from the Greens".
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