Today marks the end of several weeks of campaigning for the federal election. The polls have risen for some parties and fallen for others. There have been many ups and downs over the last couple of weeks, which makes it interesting to say the least.
It was reported recently in the Milton Canadian Champion that the turnout in Halton for the advance polls was higher than ever…which is a GREAT SIGN!
Now we need to ensure that the voter turnout in Halton is the highest yet. If you havent already done so, please take the time today to go vote. The campaign in Halton has been a much different one than in other years. Gone is the personal attacks and other shenanigans that make people turn away from federal politics. This time around there has been a good debate on issues and party platforms. Each of the all candidate meetings in Halton has been well attended, great questions asked and a good discussion of issues that are important to people in our riding.
The polls are open until 930PM tonight so after you get home from work, please take the time to head to your local polling station and cast your ballot. Elections are an important part of our democracy. You do have a voice, and despite some peoples feelings, your vote does indeed count. Many elections in this area have been decided by a very narrow margin and it would be a waste if your voice wasnt heard today.
Each one of the candidates have been working hard going door to door, speaking with residents of Halton and talking about issues important to you. Its a testament to the great people we have running in this riding.
Take some time today if you already havent to view the websites of the candidates to see where they stand on issues, look at the party platform and make an informed choice for today.
Here is a list of the candidates and links to their websites for more information.
Pat Heroux – NDP
Connie Laurin-Bowie – LIBERAL
Lisa Raitt – CONSERVATIVE
Judi Remigio – GREEN PARTY
Tony Rodrigues – CHRISTIAN HERITAGE PARTY (no website for candidate) www.chp.ca
Hope to see you at the polls!