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Cooke: "Let Us Vote Out Of Hope, Not Fear"

30 April 2011 - 10:30 am

 OTTAWA – Saying that voters are increasingly expressing a desire to leave the conflict-ridden politics of the past behind, Jean-Luc Cooke, Green Party of Canada candidate for Nepean-Carleton, believes residents in the riding will demonstrate this intent on May 2, 2011.

“We’ve reached that point in the history of our communities and our country that supporting the status quo just postpones dealing with major issues like supporting small business, tackling the cancer epidemic, and stabilizing pensions.

Ottawa Water Crisis Indicative Of Federal Inertia, Says Green Party Candidate

28 April 2011 - 9 am

 OTTAWA – An outdoor ban on the use of water in place until the end of August of this year has led the Green Party of Canada candidate for Nepean-Carleton to question the flawed way federal funding of municipal infrastructure takes place.

Jean-Luc Cooke believes the bans, which will affect Barrhaven, Manotick, and Riverside South, flow from a culture of political interference and lack of adequate funds for municipalities.

“We should not have members of parliament determine what projects get funded and what are neglected.

Untapped Potential For The Arts Exist In Nepean-Carleton, Says Cooke

26 April - 12:Noon

 OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada candidate for Nepean-Carleton is highlighting the need to invest in the arts as a means of facilitating economic growth and cultural expression.

Bells Corners resident Jean-Luc Cooke says that the arts community represents “an enormous resource that continues to go unrealized by both Conservative and Liberal governments.  For every dollar that is placed in the arts, we generate seven in tax revenue.”

“In addition to the great economic boost given us, the creative arts define our communities in ways that shape us in the minds of others.