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Monday, April 25, 2011

Interesting comments to voters on Middle East Issues

Elections Guide gives recommendations to voters on Middle East Issues   
For Immediate Release 

Montreal, April 18, 2011 -- On April 15, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) released its Elections Guide for the 2011 Federal elections. The guide provides useful resources and information to enable CJPME's 33,000 adherents to participate actively in Canada's electoral process. It also carefully compares the performance of the different federal parties on issues affecting peace and justice in the Middle East, as well as on the rights of Canadians of Middle East origin.

The full Guide can be found at: While the full guide does not yet exist in French, CJPME has packaged its write-up on the Bloc Quebecois in a separate document which can be found here:

In addition to summarizing party platforms on the Middle East, the Guide reviews the performance of dozens of individual MPs on these issues, identifying "swing" ridings across the country.  It suggests alternatives for those parties and candidates who do not have a strong Middle East record.  The Guide reflects the urgency felt by CJPME and many Canadians to salvage Canada's values and international reputation, to help ensure that principled and balanced parliamentary leaders are elected.

"If the current Conservative administration strengthens its position through this election, Canada's international stature and humanitarian institutions will suffer irreparable damage," says CJPME President Thomas Woodley.  CJPME believes that the Guide will enable people to play an active role in shaping the outcome of the election, no matter where they may live.

CJPME notes that Canadians have become much more aware since the 2008 election of Canada's role in propping up less-than-legitimate regimes in the Middle East. CJPME's Election Guide will enable people concerned about justice and peace in the Middle East to speak up confidently in this crucial election.  "We can shape Canada's role in the world.  Getting active in this decisive election is an opportunity no Canadian should pass up," concludes Woodley.


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