Cornwall ON – Low voter turnout was the story of the 3 by Federal by-elections held Monday November 29th.
While the actual winning candidates may be what many of us in the media are talking about; it’s the voter turnout or lack thereof that is the story.
Canadians across the board seem less and less interested in using their Democratic rights and having their voices heard.
That leaves groups with agendas to get their candidates elected and change how we live in Canada from Municipal elections; provincial ones and of course in the Federal arena as well.
This is the biggest threat to our future as a country as once laws get passed it’s so hard to change them and as we’ve seen recently; even when passed in Parliament the Harper controlled Senate have no morals when it comes down to striking at policy forced through the minority government.
The question we have to ask is where have we all failed and why are so few people voting?
In Vaughan the turnout was 32.4 % of the voters. That’s horrible, but not as bad as Dauphin Swan River Marquette where only 26.4% of the voters bothered.
Winnipeg North hit 30.8 %.
The challenge for anyone that cares about Canada and cares about Democracy is to get people to vote, and to care about voting.
Is our country really that disillusioned about our government?