I am not a political person and never will be. I don’t like politics, speaking about politics, and involving myself in any political debates. Today though is different. Today is Election Day in Canada! I will be seated in front of a media outlet tonight, along with millions of others, to see the results of our voting. Today is my day to engage in the political forum by casting my vote, and I will. Being a Canadian citizen gives me the democratic right, eligibility, and freedom to vote. So I am going to.
Many conversations over several months have started with, “Why should I vote? It won’t make a difference. My party won’t get in.” It does make a difference. Every vote counts. Even if my political choice in candidate where I make my X on the ballot form doesn’t win, I have made a difference.
The results, whether people like them or not, will show Canadian citizens and the political parties where everyone stands. Where separate parts of the country and communities stand, where unity becomes a whole, or not. The higher the voter turnout, the more voices to hear, and a difference made. A new outcome is determined, and the country moves forward in one way or another.
Today I will go and vote. Today I can make a difference. Can you?