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No matter which political direction you lean, get out there and vote today! You have a voice, use it!

If you’re still unsure of who to vote for, check out the different party platforms and get educated and make the right choice for you. All of the platforms can be accessed on the different party websites or from here:

Help shape our world and our country – vote!!

Apathy: the democratic disease….

It is time, once again, for a federal election. I have very little patience for people who complain about “having” to vote again or the cost of an election. We live in a democracy (be thankful for this!) and elections and voting are the cost of doing business.

My generation is known to be politically apathetic and far too many of my peers do not take advantage of the right to vote. It is not only a right, but also a duty. If we do not make our voices heard, it defeats the purpose of the democratic process. Please let’s work to change the impression that we just don’t care; educate yourself on the issues and where each party and your local candidates stands on them. If you feel strongly about something, find the party that holds the same stance as you and volunteer during this election. Write letters to the candidates (or Facebook or Tweet them), write letters to the editor of your local paper, talk to people in your community, attend candidate debates and events; help MAKE your issue important.  And then get out there and vote! If you absolutely cannot support anyone, show up and spoil your ballot and then get involved in politics through the local riding association for whichever party you are most akin to. Work through that channel to affect change so that next election, there will be someone you can, in confidence and good conscious, support and vote for. Each political party has a website that you can visit and inquire about volunteering and most local ridings also have websites with regional information. You can find them here:

Federal Party Websites:


Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Websites:


Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Liberals:

The Liberal candidate (Kimberley Love):


Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound NDP:

The NDP does not currently have a candidate for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound but are working to put one in place.


Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Conservatives: They don’t seem to have a riding website.

The Conservative candidate (Larry Miller):


Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Greens:

The Green candidate (Emma Hogbin):


I’ll post information on all-candidates debates as they are scheduled.

Get informed, get involved!