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