Letter: Every Canadian should vote

Dear Editor,

Shame on every Canadian who doesn’t vote. It is our civic right and duty to do so.

I wish it was mandatory and hope that one day it will be.

I am proud to say that I have voted in every single election that has taken place since I have been eligible to and I sincerely do not understand why everyone else does not do the same.

Yes I am lucky to have been raised with these values, however, Canada is a modern country with an excellent education system and that should mean a better voter turn out than we have.

I’ve heard all the lame excuses for not voting and that’s all they are excuses.

We are lucky to be living in a democracy that gives us this right, that still many people in the world are not afforded, and as a woman I am eternally grateful to all the suffragettes who fought vehemently for my right to vote.

I will never squander that right and I call on every other eligible Canadian citizen to do the same even if you spoil your ballot, just vote!

Nicole Boon, Maple Ridge

Just Posted

Langley hosting high-flying fun at annual gymnastics tournament

Action runs Friday through Sunday at the Langley Events Centre fieldhouse.

BREAKING: Plecas won’t run in next election if legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Langley Secondary students rehearse upcoming musical comedy

The Langley Secondary Musical Theatre Company presents Guys and Dolls on Feb. 22.

Guatemala mission offers hope, health

Peninsula team to visit remote villages, build a home, in Piedra Blanca

Cloverdale nurse, Langley truck driver awarded for saving a police officer’s life

Angela Feltrin and Earl Hanes thanked by B.C. RCMP’s top cop

VIDEO: How much snow do you have?

Langley residents are being asked to share images of their snow to enter for a $20 coffee card.

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Man taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, burns after fire at RV park

Firefighters find man suffering from smoke inhalation, burns to face and hands: battalion chief

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read