As the provincial election comes to its conclusion amidst fiery partisan pronouncements by many from all political stripes, it may seem appropriate to take a step back and honour and be thankful for having the privilege of democracy in our country!
Democracy is not easy and can be taken for granted.
Sometimes, we need to be reminded of the privilege we have and we should not forget those who instituted and those who fought to preserve our democratic rights and freedoms.
Having said that, we should also acknowledge those who have the strength of character to let their names stand for election. Regardless of our political loyalties or leanings, we should admire and thank Chris Aikman, Kassandra Dycke, Diane Hoffman and Don McRae for letting their names stand for election locally.
Without folks like these there would be no democracy!
Editor’s note: Hugh MacKinnon is an elected councillor for the Town of Comox.