Canadian Federal Party politicians are out campaigning again and citizens will soon be voting to elect a Prime Minister and members of parliament. One worrying fact that is based on statistics is that many people will not vote. In the most recent Federal election, 61.4% turned out to vote How about the rest?
- Would results be different if all eligible voters exercised this right?
- Would you consider the convenience of voting online? The time and technology is certainly here and now.
- Should voting be made mandatory like payment of taxes?
After the election, whether you voted or not, leaders will make decisions that affect you. Decisions such as to how your tax dollars are spent will impact you and family. This is another call to you to get out and vote and be part of the process. You will feel good that you were part of the decision whatever the outcome. After all there will only be one person elected as Prime Minister. So don’t worry if your choice is not elected. You will have to work with the majority to shape this country, just like all the unsuccessful people.
Every vote matters including yours. So get out and vote.
AFTER THE VOTE
Canadians voted in record numbers and the outcome was a majority Liberal government with a new Prime Minister. Thanks for exercising your right. Now the real work begins and it must include all who won and lost. In order to get things moving properly, it is important that all parties come together, forget about continuing with political division and work for the common good of the country. I plan to watch how all this works out. If done properly we shall see great growth in this great country. Stay tuned.