Thousands of Canadians fought and died to preserve it. Don't take our democracy for granted. Take the time today to vote!

I vote because I have the privilege of being born in a country where it is possible. Women have not had the vote for all that long, those who went before fought for the right, I have the responsibility to use it.

I vote because I feel that it's the only way I can have a direct voice in our leadership. I can't opt out. I have a responsibility to vote.

I vote because of the sacrifices made by those before me, they deserve more than our indifference. If we give in to our apathy we will leave a legacy of abdication to our children, don't let that happen.

I vote because because as a new Canadian I want to be heard by my government and represented.

I vote because I want to live in a country that respects diversity and sustainability.

I vote because women did not always have the right to and because I want my girls to know that I care about the country that they live in.

I vote because my great-grandmother fought for the right to let me; my vote keeps the memory of all those brave women alive.

I vote because it is my right and my responsibility to do what I can to have a voice in our country. I am only one person but I have a voice with my vote. If I shrug that off or shirk my responsibility I am not only risking my future but the future of those I love and cherish. I vote because it is the right thing to do.

I vote because I believe, that every voice matters.

I vote because of the many women who fought for the recognition under the law that I too am a person and as such my voice has as much merit as a man's. I am proud to vote and do so honouring the women who came before me. Vote, vote, vote!

The Canada I know and love is quickly disappearing and I am ashamed to be Canadian some days.