Voters discuss how to beat Harper at downtown public forum


Nine words were enough to get the audience fired up.

“The next vision I have is ousting Steven Harper,” Musqueam Nation representative Celia Point said, eliciting deafening cheers from the audience at an event in downtown Vancouver on Thursday.

At the Go Vote For The Change You Want, a public forum organized by The Council of Canadians, all the speakers spoke about one theme: how to defeat the Conservative government.

The forum was the first stop of the council’s 10-city tour to encourage people to vote on the upcoming federal election.

A panel consisting of Maude Barlow, the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians; Canadian Union of Public Employees’ National President Paul Moist; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, the president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs; and instructor and activist Itrath Syed discussed the importance of increasing voting turnout in the election for almost two hours.

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