At 1:00 pm, March 29, 2006 VOCO went to Queen’s Park to introduce their “Red Casket Postcard” campaign.
VOCO (Voices of Central Ontario) intends to flood the office of Premier Dalton McGuinty with postcards featuring a Liberal red casket labelled “R.I.P. Democracy?”, calling on him to keep the commitment he made to the residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
In a letter dated February 13, 2002, as Leader of the Opposition, Dalton McGuinty wrote: "I have committed that a Liberal Government will ensure a binding referendum is held to allow local citizens to determine whether or not to dismantle the amalgamated city."
The referendum was held: On November 10, 2003, on a provincially-mandated ballot, a clear majority of local citizens voted "YES" to de-amalgamate the City of Kawartha Lakes and restore Victoria County. But, now that he is Premier, Mr. McGuinty is refusing to be bound by the result of that referendum.
Not only has Dalton McGuinty broken yet another promise, he has thumbed his nose at the ballot box.
VOCO’s red “Here ‘LIES’ McGuinty” casket is a familiar sight around southern Ontario. It will now be a familiar sight in the Premier’s office.
Since the campaign was started around Christmas-time, more than a thousand “R.I.P. Democracy?” postcards have been signed by people across Ontario, and VOCO is receiving more daily. They are being mailed to the Premier, timed to ensure that a few will be delivered each and every day from now until the next provincial election.
“RIP Democracy?” postcards are available from VOCO or may be printed from the VOCO web site