Once again Canadians are heading to the polls on June 28th. While we all have an opportunity to exercise our right to vote, only 61% voted in the last federal election. Some feel their vote will not matter however, you may recall that the last US presidential election was decided by a few thousand votes. If those who did not vote that day had exercised their right, they could have changed the course of history. The simple fact is that people should get engaged and remember what Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
For the first time in over a decade, Canadians have some real choices. So don’t neglect your privilege of voting on June 28th and dispense with those feeble excuses such as, “I’d like to vote but I can’t take the 20 minutes from work to do it”. Residents of some countries would chastise us for such a disregard of our priorities.
And as the Irish blessing says:
May your right hand
be stretched out
and never in want.
And as always, stay positive.