FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 21, 2011 LIBERAL CANDIDATE SEEKS TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY Kris Stewart, Liberal Candidate

for Kelowna–Lake Country, hopes that initiatives like the Vote Mob held at the Sails on Thursday afternoon will encourage Canadians to restore their democracy. With voter turnout in the last election at an all-time low, and voter fatigue from shortened election cycles, Stewart says that voter apathy in Canada is creating a crisis of democracy. “It is the duty of every citizen to take an active role in our democracy,” said Stewart. “I confess that I want to persuade the people of Kelowna–Lake Country to vote Liberal. But above all, I want them to vote.” Stewart encouraged those attending the event to get engaged, get informed, and participate in their democracy. “There are people half a world away dying for a right that too many of us take for granted,” said Stewart. “Our democracy thrives when all Canadians take an active role.” After the rally, Stewart observed that the institutions of democracy in Canada are under threat. “We have a Prime Minister who ignores government oversight, shuts down Parliament when it holds him up to scrutiny, and dismisses rulings like the contempt motion and campaign finance charges as mere nuisances, not as serious breaches of the public trust.” Stewart participated in the event along with the other candidates running to represent Kelowna–Lake Country. ### Please direct your inquiries to:

 

Islam Mohamed, Campaign Manager and spokesperson for Ms Kris Stewart president@kelownaliberals.ca 250.868.1847

Kelowna—Lake Country Federal Liberal Association

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