Today is the day. The day Ontarians exercise our right to have a say in our governance. And it's not just a right, it's a responsibility.
This has not, and never will be, a political blog, but I wanted to pull this post together this morning to encourage all my Ontario readers to get out and vote. I don't care who you vote for, so long as you are voting consciously. Know the issues, know the party positions and then let your voice be heard. Voting for the party/person you most strongly support? Excellent! Voting strategically to attempt to keep out someone who terrifies you? That's your right too.
Unsure of where or how to vote? Please visit WeMakeVotingEasy.ca for everything you need to know. Find your local polling station. Learn what ID you need. Even check to see if you are on the voters' list and what to do if you are not. Polls are open 9:00am-9:00pm.
If you are still undecided about your vote, a number of outlets have provided synopses of the main parties' platforms. Here are just a few:
Globe and Mail (includes the Green Party)
CBC (Most comprehensive, and includes the Green Party)
If you haven't already voted in an advance poll, please get out there today and perform your civic duty. Let your voice be heard! You "know" your preferred candidate won't win? Well, if everyone who supports them thinks that, they certainly won't. And if you vote and they don't win? They and everyone else will still see that support.
If nothing else, if you don't vote, you forfeit your right to complain about the government later. Just saying ;)