It’s an election in the Banff (5 candidates) and Canmore (6 candidates) Wards of Canadian Rockies Public Schools! Amanda Kelly was acclaimed in Exshaw. I am pleased to be in a field, here in Canmore, of such qualified people. Although I am not acquainted with two of the folks who have submitted their nomination, I look forward to meeting them and hearing their points of view, concerns, ideas and takes on Public Education in the Bow Valley and beyond.
It is a sure bet they are advocates of democracy.
I listened to AIH on CBC this evening, reporting on the Afghanistan election. Never mind the rampant fraud: election workers, electoral officials and bystanders were beaten, kidnapped and killed. We are very lucky in Canada.
Voters, don’t take our democracy for granted. Get to know the candidates. Talk to others about the issues and personalities. Then, make your decision and exercise your franchise. You’ll be honouring all those around the globe who do not share the privilege.