Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Sprucewood Public Library Terminal #XI
March XXVIth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
In his usual excellent thrice weekly opinion piece, the Edmonton Journal's Graham Thomson writes that we are lucky II live in a democracy. a democracy where we are free II choose our leaders by vote, free from manipulation & discord. As well as free from tyranny & the risk of dying or getting maimed by voting. This is why its so sad that so few Canadians choose II participate, fewer & fewer all the time.
That it why its Graham's belief & mine as well that we need II get folks engaged so that voting levels go up. I feel that democracy delayed is democracy denied. So get out there David, tell all of your colleagues & friend's, starting with Mrs. Principal Janet Hancock to encourage students II follow election issues & general local, provincial, national, as well as world issued to stay informed. Also encourage them to vote once they turn XVIII (18) & have gained the right to do so. The more young people stay electorally engaged when they first vote, the more they'll want to vote all of their lives. Plus they'll then pass that love of democracy down II future generations!
Vote On May IInd, MMXI IV Canada's Next Her Majesty's Government,
Source: The Edmonton Journal, Graham Thomson.