Monday, October 13, 2008

Dion urges Greens to go red, May muddies waters

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper and Stephane Dion are painting Tuesday's federal vote as a polarized contest between Conservative and Liberal titans as they each seek to shake loose votes from smaller parties.

Liberal Leader Dion intensified his eleventh-hour pitch Sunday for all "progressive" voters to rally behind the Liberals to stop Harper's Conservatives.

He got some help from Green Leader Elizabeth May, who conceded that in some 20 per cent of the country's ridings, it makes sense for her party's supporters to actually vote Liberal or NDP to prevent a Harper victory.

Dion is "far and away a better choice (for prime minister) than Stephen Harper and that's the realistic choice Canadians have," she told The Canadian Press.

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