Thursday, June 12, 2014

Here's looking at you Ontario.

If you have been living under a rock for the past few months, let me take this opportunity to remind you that it is election day in Ontario. More likely though, you've been bombarded with media on said election and I hope you've been paying attention.

Voter turnout has not been good in the recent past (this is the fault of the nerds according to this Macleans article, but I digress), and that pains me. Voting is a privilege and a right and we need to recognise and embrace that. I realise that the options are not popular and I understand the hesitations but someone is going to hold office, you really should have your say about who. This is a genuine chance for us to be the boss, to have a position on a very important board of directors... seize it.

Let's take this opportunity to show the candidates that we are NOT apathetic, that we will hold them to their platform promises, and that we do care how our province is run. Then, perhaps all the naysayers will be true to their word and seek a role in politics prior to the next election. I also encourage them to do so.

For now, it IS election day and it IS important to vote, so it's time to make a choice for someone. According to the above noted Macleans article we really can't use the 'my vote doesn't matter' rationale anymore since low turnout means each vote is worth more than it has in decades, how's that for food for thought?

On that note, the Little-Miss and I are off. It won't be a fun walk in the rain but we have a job to do.

Good luck Ontario!

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