EDITORIAL – Elections Canada shouldn’t decide who has a say on climate change

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

IT APPEARS A CHILL has set in on the most important issue of our time after the strange warning from Elections Canada that came to light this week.

Some environmental groups are expressing reluctance about getting involved in the climate change debate.

After Peoples Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier questioned the reality and cause of climate change, Elections Canada warned about the risks of running afoul of regulations on partisan advertising.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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1 Comment on EDITORIAL – Elections Canada shouldn’t decide who has a say on climate change

  1. Dear Elections Canada;
    Please stick with ballots and elections.
    Do not mess with our talking.
    Is our thinking next?

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