Canadians go to the election polls on May 2.
During the 80 and 90s voter turn-out rates were between 70-75%. In the last election they were 59%. The lowest in history.
The Conservatives got 37% of the vote. Going on to form a minority government.
However, when you factor that into with the turn-out rate it means that the current ruling party in Canada got only 22% of the vote. So fewer than a quarter of the eligible vote went onto to form our current government.
To me, this is scary. Extremely scary.
People all over the world are dying for the right to vote, and we’re pissing it away. I think it should be mandatory. I really do.
I hope I don’t have to ask you what you’re doing 19 days from now.