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.