Ottawa can seem so far away, and it might feel like the people on Parliament Hill running the country don’t care about our everyday lives. So why bother voting federally if they don’t care?
But voting is a pretty valuable thing to do. It’s a way to tell the people in Ottawa that you matter and to make sure someone you want to have represent you in the House of Commons makes it there.
Members of the Canadian Parliament make important decisions every day, and these decisions affect all of us.
There are portions of the Canadian population that vote at very low, low rates: young people and Aboriginal people, especially. Just imagine what sort of message we could send if we all showed up at the ballot box on October 19, the date of the next federal election? Our votes matter too.