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
SOURCE Online Party of Canada
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