Get out and vote

It should be concern of everyone to choose the way our government spends our tax dollars, but also we need to make choices as to what happens in this country.

It should be concern of everyone to choose the way our government spends our tax dollars, but also we need to make choices as to what happens in this country.

Everyone needs to decide whether they want broad sweeping corporate tax cuts and problem plagued expensive fighter jets.

The last lot of Canadian tax cuts did not yield any job creation and our corporate tax rate is now approximately half of the U.S. rate. Do the oil companies need to receive government subsides of our hard earned tax dollars? Would saving these monies for social programs to make better opportunities for all and make a more caring and prosperous nation?

The Americans seem to be concerned in cutting taxes to the point that they’re unable to run their country and that’s maybe where Canada might follow. Throughout history, the economics of living in a society has proven greater advantages and opportunities over living individually.

Please also consider that the decisions of parliament are important. The issue of a government being held in contempt is serious issue. In minority government, Canadians could have the best democracy possible, if the governing party work towards the common good of all Canadians by considering other elected members’ ideas, rather than trying their narrow partisan approach.

In a Westminster system of government, used by Commonwealth nations, most governments are usually made up of coalitions, which could help to minimize the dictatorial centralized power of the prime minister’s office, which has been growing over the last decades.

It is important for all citizens to get out and vote, especially young people. Life is a set of choices and priorities but the individual must not forget to include their government in these. Many of the government decisions do affect all citizens.

Please make an informed choice about the way your country is run and vote on May 2.

David Helem, Nanoose Bay

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