Not voting disrespects our war dead

Dear editor,

Would you vote if you could? Do you vote when you can?

Dear editor,

Would you vote if you could? Do you vote when you can?

What a good time to remember with reverence and respect the thousands of men and women that laid down their lives so we may live in a country with democracy.

Our Canada allows us the democratic right and privilege to vote.

Being raised in a military family, my parents showed my siblings and I what an honour it is to vote for the person who we believe can do the best job in any parliamentary proceedings by going to the voting station and marking our ballot.

As parents to four children, my mom and dad dutifully drove to the polling station and voted.

As their offspring, all four of us, our children and now our grandchildren are exercising their ability and their right to vote.

Be informed, be respectful and  exercise your right to vote. During this month of November when we take a moment to remember all those who gave up their lives on Remembrance Day, let’s remember what they fought for.

Doreen McDonald,


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