Online Party of Canada: Seeking a Host for a Political Debate

TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - Online Party of Canada (OPC, www.onlineparty.ca, Twitter @onlinepartyca) is a radically different political party offering Canadians a viable alternative to the current political system. Being excluded from the political dialogue this time around, we are inviting the other political parties to have a debate, and we are looking for a host. If no media group is interested, we will be hosting the event in Toronto, next Saturday April 9th (location TBA) and will broadcast it live over the Internet.

A 'Media Consortium' has decided for Canada before this election even started: same politicians, perennial incumbents who are rotating from power to opposition and back, will be re-elected, and same 4 parties will play another game of musical chairs worth hundreds of millions of our tax dollars. A very small group of powerful media executives have picked winners and losers in a free election held in a democratic country. OPC along with all other officially registered political parties has been excluded from the public debate during this year's elections. The voters will only hear what the incumbents have to say: lots of promises, negative ads; more of the same.

Elections Canada, who is supposed to ensure a democratic elections process, has nothing to say about this astonishing display of interference of money and interests in political affairs.

Michael Nicula, OPC founder: "Canada is a country under the dictatorship of the political class - the 'incumbents'. They benefit from name recognition, free air time, news articles, prime time live events as well as large groups of interests funneling money into their advertising budgets, mostly spent on negative ads. A small political party has a very little chance to succeed, lacking the publicity and the funds needed to present their ideas and gain support."

Facing this harsh reality, Nicula opines that "The Internet is the game changer; ideas spread quickly and cheap via social networks. Someday soon we will witness a political awakening followed by a political revolution in Canada, wiping out the current system that has run out of new ideas a few generations ago."

OPC's goal is to create a viable alternative to the traditional political system and use internet technology to bring sweeping change to a deeply flawed system. Online voting in real time, a return to real democratic processes, and greater transparency and accountability in our leaders is just a snapshot of what OPC plans to offer the Canadian electorate.

SOURCE Online Party of Canada

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Media Relations: media@onlineparty.ca | Phone: 416 567 6913

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