What you really need to think about before you cast your ballot.
As we approach this hundredth anniversary of the end of World War 1 we should reflect on our past hundred years. And look at the success that came from fighting for democracy.
The price, over two world wars, was over 100,000 killed and more than 200,000 injured. The purchase was democracy.
A recent Google search of general information about Canada turned up some interesting facts. Today, Canada holds some enviable records when compared with the rest of the world. We are one of the safest countries in the world with one of the smallest prison populations. We have one of the most stable governments on earth. We are one of the most prosperous countries with an excellent educational system. Our GDP is one of the top 7 in the world. Our citizens enjoy a high disposable income and low interest rates. Almost 70% of Canadians own their own home. More than 80% have high school or better education. Our unemployment rate is less than 5%.
The democratic way of voting that allowed us to reach these illustrious heights of civilization is our current method of electing the governments. When you look at our place in the world today you really have to wonder why anyone in their right mind would want to change this system.
Please remember to vote and mail your ballot well before November 30.