Saturday, 22 August 2015

Canadian Federal Election October 19, 2015 #elxn42

2015 Canadian federal election is now underway it will be the longest election campaign in modern history spanning some 11 weeks before we get to cast our ballots on October 19, 2015.  Now this is different than the US which seems to always be in election mode.

I am a firm believer that people rarely change their vote from one election to the next.  The difference in any election is who actually shows up to vote.  My hope and wish is that everyone takes the time to to vote, I will accept whatever government is democratically elected.  However, when so few people turn out to vote I weep for the state of democracy in our country.

Official turnout for the 41st federal general election held on May 2, 2011 was 61.1%, 2.3 percentage points higher than the all-time low of 58.8% for 2008. The participation in 2011 is comparable to the turnout seen in other elections since 2000, but much lower than participation prior to 1993, when turnout typically varied between 70% and 80%.

I have included the twitter feeds below of the 4 main parties in this election.  Educate yourself and find a party that speaks to you and inspires you to be better and has the potential to make Canada better.  Educate yourself and vote, your vote counts, but only when you cast it!

I would also like to include these two tweets that speak to our voter turnout in the last election:

Please take the time to educate yourself and vote on October 19th 2015. If you have questions about how to vote or if you are eligible to vote please visit the Elections Canada website at