“This is the election where we will get our country back.”
– Elizabeth May (MACLEAN’S National Leaders Debate 2015)
This is the most important election of your life.
Some people think voting doesn’t matter. Those people are wrong. Young Canadians need to show up this time. It’s up to each of you to take twenty minutes out of your day and choose to vote for any party.
Just show up.
Matter. As a person. As a citizen lucky enough to have been born in this wonderful country.
It’s okay if you don’t follow politics. It’s okay. Most of us don’t. But we all have ideas about how we’d do things; things that future generations need. We need to leave our country a better place than it was when we got here.
We’ve had the same Prime Minister for a decade. A lot has changed in that decade.
How old are you now? 25? 40?
Does it matter?
Go get educated on the issues that affect you; even if it’s only one issue you feel strongly about.
Choose that; and vote for it.
Do it because it’s your right to do so as a Canadian Citizen. Do it because the laws that get passed; and the economic decisions that get made over the next four years – will affect you. They will affect your life; and the lives of your grandchildren.
So go vote. Millions of people have died to defend your right to choose your own government; to choose the present and future situation of the country you are fortunate enough to live in.
It’s time for a new approach and I think most of us side with any party that doesn’t include Stephen Harper. Most of us want Harper to fade into history (as a villain with a large pension) and be presented with a new guy.
Anybody but Harper.
The unfortunate reality is that more of you may show up; but some of you will vote for Trudeau and some of you will vote for Mulcair. Which isn’t inherently wrong… it’s simply non-strategic if we all want a non-Harper government.
Harper doesn’t need half of the votes; he just needs more of them than the party you want to win.
Despite the fact that most of us disagree with his policies; we can’t let the minor differences in the other three parties divide us. We need to ensure we all vote for the same leader together. A leader that isn’t Stephen Harper.
We need to vote in a majority government that leaves a broken and bruised Conservative party as neither the government, nor the official opposition, of this beautiful country.
That being said – it is my opinion that the most qualified person to lead Canada for the next four years is Thomas Mulcair.
Maybe next time.
Mr. Jack Layton was the right guy last time; but our generation didn’t show up.
They didn’t think it mattered.
Look what you’ve done! Eligible voters of the last election that didn’t vote!
Shame on you.
Vote for anybody.
Just show up.
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