I took my wife and two sons out to vote last night. My youngest son, at 9, has to wait a few more years before he can vote. However, he dutifully accompanied each member of the family to the ballot marking area to ensure that we voted for the right candidate. It is remarkable to me how every event is an adventure for him. He really does bring a lot of joy into my life.

We were more involved in the election process this year than in previous years. My wife volunteered to serve as an election scrutineer. I made a number of donations to a political party. Regardless of political affiliation, it was wonderful to see democracy in action. There was a sense of excitement and suspense as the election drama unfolded on television last night.

Last night I was definitely proud to be a Canadian.

3 replies
  1. Matt S
    Matt S says:

    It was my first time voting, yesterday.

    My mom and I thought the container was sort of amusing: a cardboard box sealed with tape. The man at the booth assured us this system was very secure as “the seals are all numbered.”


    I was excited when they first starting bringing up the re elections, because i had just turned 18!

    I almost feel like an adult now….

    hehe =D.

  2. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    Hi Matt. I am pleased to hear that you voted. Being involved in the democratic process is one of the many reasons why it is great to be a Canadian.

  3. Stephen Meyer
    Stephen Meyer says:

    I was a little upset yesterday when I found out that there was no way I could have voted while being away here at school (a few minor issues). However, I felt very proud this morning as I looked at the news to discover that democracy had triumphed again, after a drawn out period of abuse. Proof that the system works, I would say.


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