Have you voted??
The municipal election is almost here. No matter where you live in Ontario, you have probably seen some indication of an election. The newspapers are running their bios and some are giving endorsements. There are ads on tv and radio. A lot of hard work goes into an election, and with good reason. Those who are successful will have a 4 year term, taking care of our most essential services. Winter is coming and I want to know the roads will get plowed. I like to turn on my tap and get clear, safe water to fill my coffee maker. One of the few places you can still borrow dvd movies is at a library, not to mention all of the amazing reading material found there. I appreciate the hard work that school board trustees do, contributing to our world class PUBLIC education system. Most of us have to make 3 choices in this election, a trustee, some type of councillor and a mayor or reeve. Some can vote for a deputy mayor. There is so much to research, so much rests on this decision. Ask questions, talk about it, call the candidates. Please don't pick the prettiest sign on that merit alone. Please don't vote for the first name on the ballot on that basis alone. Most of all, please don't forget to vote. Put it in your calendar. Set an alarm. Make it a social outing. Do your part and VOTE and be a part of your community.
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The view from my desk, as Teacher Bargaining Unit President for D17 Simcoe