Editorial: Vote. It's that simple

We all have busy lives. We all have things we’d rather do on a sunny Saturday than line up in a school gym to fill out a ballot.

Vote. It’s that simple.

We all have busy lives.

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We all have things we’d rather do on a sunny Saturday than line up in a school gym to fill out a ballot.

And all those candidates — so many engaged community members trying to contribute to choose from.

But to quote a Port Moody school trustee candidate who, confronted on a doorstep with someone questioning why they should care about the school board when they don’t have kids in the school system, “You pay taxes, don’t you? Don’t you care about who is responsible for your money?”

The larger question is: Don’t you care about your community?

Also: Are you content to leave the crucial — but, really, quite easy — work of democracy to the few who show up, your only contribution the occasional complaint amongst neighbours when your recycling is picked up late?

Do you believe the level of government closest to you somehow doesn’t affect you?

To answer the last question, it does.

Which means your votes matter.

So please take a moment tomorrow and do your small part: Vote.

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