No right to whine for non-voters in Fernie

People are dying around the world for the right to vote, yet here democracy is hardly embraced by the majority of the fortunate citizens

No right to whine for non-voters

 

 

People are dying around the world for the right to vote, yet here in cozy B.C., democracy is hardly embraced by the majority of the fortunate citizens

With a voter turnout hovering around 30 per cent in the latest Municipal Elections, it is time for Elections BC to help make people more accountable for their opinions. Without requiring mandatory voting as in Australia, the government should post on a website the names of all those who voted. (Surely there is such a database). This way if someone criticizes a school board or an elected city official, one can verify if he/she in fact voted. If so, let’s talk. If not, quit whining and shut up!

 

 

Brian Conrad

Moyie

 

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