Friday, April 08, 2011

Election Upon Us

Oldtown News
Vancouver, BC

Election Upon Us

There is so much happening in political life and I'm not sure its all good.

Having a federal election just three years after the last one seems like a waste since many folks believe the result will be the same.

It is estimated that around $400 million will be spent holding this election and is it worth it if the result doesn't change?

Imagine instead directing that $400 million toward addressing poverty and homelessness where many people can be helped.

Seems like our political leaders have lost their way as their priorities are screwed up.

If the election turn-out drops to 50% only then will perhaps we see some action. With only 50% of the electorate bothering to vote this clearly sends a message that citizens have lost faith in the role of government and this will need to be addressed.

Jamie Lee Hamilton