Letter: Every Canadian should vote

Dear Editor,

Shame on every Canadian who doesn’t vote. It is our civic right and duty to do so.

I wish it was mandatory and hope that one day it will be.

I am proud to say that I have voted in every single election that has taken place since I have been eligible to and I sincerely do not understand why everyone else does not do the same.

Yes I am lucky to have been raised with these values, however, Canada is a modern country with an excellent education system and that should mean a better voter turn out than we have.

I’ve heard all the lame excuses for not voting and that’s all they are excuses.

We are lucky to be living in a democracy that gives us this right, that still many people in the world are not afforded, and as a woman I am eternally grateful to all the suffragettes who fought vehemently for my right to vote.

I will never squander that right and I call on every other eligible Canadian citizen to do the same even if you spoil your ballot, just vote!

Nicole Boon, Maple Ridge

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