Voting counts

The election is only 20 days away.

Notices have gone out to all electors telling them where they can vote and where the advance polls are.

Elections are the most important part of our democratic process in Canada. Our parliamentary system requires that the government have representation from across Canada; the party that elects the most representatives is given the opportunity to form the government.

It is each elector’s opportunity to say yes or no to the current governing party. You are given the opportunity to say, “I trust this government and its policies and will vote for the representative that represents that party.”

Conversely, you can show your dissatisfaction and choose to vote for a different candidate representing a different party.

Failure to vote should not be an option for Canadians.

It is a clear indication that you do not care about your community, your region, your province or your county. Even if your candidate does not win, you have delivered a message to Canada.
Whoever is elected with the most seats, they will learn what Canadian believe their priorities to be.
Ultimately, on Oct. 21, we will see the government that is elected.

All the representatives make up the government and together the members will make decisions about how we are governed.

The governing party will propose legislation and other parties will debate and make recommendations to amend the bills.

Voting counts. Find out where you cast your ballot and if you can’t be available on election day, vote in advance.