Every Voice Counts
I vote because "we get the government we deserve" (John Turner) and if you don't vote because you don't feel you can make a difference you'll end up thinking you'll never make a difference - but you can and you should vote! Exercise your rights before you forget that you have rights.
I acknowledge that the current system is imperfect and frustrating and that the current choices we are presented with are also imperfect and frustrating. However, we do have some choices that appear better than others, and I think it's worth working with the system we've got to at least try to move in a better direction. Maybe if the NDP or the Greens come into power it won't be the Utopia we're dreaming of, but I *guarantee* it will be better than the Conservatives! So I am voting because I think we can do better than what we've got right now. And I also try to remind myself that a vote is never wasted - if the Conservatives and Liberals see more people voting NDP and Green, they will be more motivated to try to win back these votes by adjusting their own policies. Even a small step in the right direction is still a step!! "Petit à petit l'oiseau fait son nid."