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Warning Against Strategic Voting on Tuesday

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Left of centre voters are finding common ground as the Federal Election campaign winds down.

Websites like www.voteforenvironment.ca are uniting some voters under key issues like the environment to oust the Tories. Former Liberal support Kevin Grandia started the site with a left-wing magazine publisher linked to the NDP.

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But political experts warn that strategic voting can backfire. Political Science Professor Reg Whitaker says vote for the party you want, not the one you think can beat the Tories.

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For example, some strategic voters will vote Liberal, since they have the best chance of forming government, but the Tories could still win if the NDP is second in a particular riding because the centre left vote is split. General voting day is set for Tuesday with the polls open in Fort St. John from 7am to 7pm.

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