The lawn signs are coming up. The TV ads with the party leader speaking so earnestly wearing a sportcoat in one and rolled up shirt sleeves in another are on again. It's election campaign time again.
It's easy to roll our eyes and try not to pay attention. Do we ever hear anything concrete and of importance from these ads?
We're lucky to have the opportunity to have our voice heard. When that voice gets loud enough action usually follows.
I'd be happy to share my personal views on who to vote for, but I won't. I do want to encourage you to vote and to consider these questions as you decide who to vote for:
- what kind of community do you want to be a part of?
- is there more to the health of our communities than what can only be measured by development permits and economic indicators?
- do you believe that everyone (or as close as possible) should benefit from AND contribute to our standard of living?
- are taxes always bad? (think roads, water, schools, supports for people who need extra help...)
- could/should we do better then we have been?
There's many reasons to bother.
I'd love to talk more about this with you. (over coffee of course!)
Please note that the views expressed above are my personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Open Door.
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