October 27th seems like it's ages away at this point. Hopefully you haven't just said 'what's happening on October 27th?'. Hopefully you know that that is the date of the municipal election in Ontario. We will be electing mayors and reeves and councillors and trustees and any number of local representative. These people affect our lives every day and we pay taxes to support this system. As a voter, you need to do your homework and find out who is worthy of your vote. Municipal politics are supposed to be non-partisan. That isn't always the case. Sometimes the ties are a little harder to decipher. Thankfully we have Mr. Google, my dear friend and research assistant. We also have wonderful websites such as http://www.bdlc.info/municipal-election-information.html where we can find listings of who is actually running. Click on those links. Read those names. Check with Mr. Google. Talk to your neighbours and colleagues. Put October 27th in your calendar, maybe even with an alarm. You need to vote that day and you need to make a good choice. 4 years is a very long time.
The view from my desk, as Teacher Bargaining Unit President for D17 Simcoe