Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Know Your Candidates and Get Out and Vote!

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We often tell ourselves we'd like to get involved and make a difference. Well, there's no better time than now. With an election happening on January 23rd it's a short time commitment if you want to make your voice heard in your community, and there are several ways to do it. The first place to start is to read about the candidates in your riding. The second step would be to get involved with the campaign: canvas the neighbourhood, distribute signs or see what else you can offer the campaign office. For some of us this is not possible, so the next step is simple: GET OUT AND VOTE! There's no excuse.

I've been involved in my riding of Parkdale-High Park since the last election. I knew the candidates and was amazed by 2004 Green Party candidate Neil Spiegel. He was well-educated, well-spoken and had a clear vision. This time I'm on board again with new candidate: Rob Rishchynski for the Parkdale-High Park Green Party. The Greens' mandate is one I can respect: they are fiscally responsible, socially progressive and wish to sustain the environment which they recognize is interconnected with the economy. It's worked in various parts of Europe for years and now it's time for their policy to start to work here: in Parkdale-High Park, in Toronto and the rest of this beautiful country.


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