With the federal election campaign in full swing, you've likely read or heard about federal election events in your community such as 'All Candidates Meetings', 'Candidate Debates' and 'Meet & Greet the Candidates'.
It's not always easy to make time to attend events like these, but there are numerous reasons why you should arrange your schedule to attend:
- You get to hear firsthand where the candidates stand on issues that matter to you. This helps you make a more informed decision for Election Day on October 19.
- It's your opportunity to ask hard-hitting questions directly to candidates about issues that matter to you. Do you like or dislike their response? Now you have the information to vote accordingly.
- It's your opportunity to educate candidates, before they are in office, about your realities and priorities. This way, if elected they will go to Ottawa being more knowledgeable of issues that matter to voters.
- Election events are a great place to meet new people in your community that care about the future of your community just as much as you do. These events are a great place to network!
At the end of the day, if you are not involved in the process, someone else will make the decision for you and you may not like the results. So get involved and have your say!