Represent the people’s concerns

No wonder so many people vote for none of the above by not even going to vote

No wonder so many people vote for none of the above by not even going to vote. The candidates far too often do their best to not give people reason to vote for them or any one else for that matter.

All the candidates promise to spend tax money wisely or any number of other issues that the “correct answer” is well known. Ever heard of a candidate that promised to waste your money, or do all they could possibly do to destroy the environment?

I don’t need to hear their answers on these questions, they will all say the right words and when they get in promote their own personal agenda.

Recently I decided to ask the candidates how they would deal with one of the issues that is important to me. It was a question that may not make the cut at all candidate meetings but, is important to me.

The theory is the candidates are expecting to be elected to represent me. If they are not interested in the issues that are important to me, why should I vote for them? Until those elected actually start representing the people’s concerns, the number of voters can be expected to fail even further.

Norm Ryder

Central Saanich


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