The 2011 VOTE begins in just a few short hours - here are some of my favourite all-time quotes on the importance of voting to get you in the spirit!
To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
~ Louis L'Amour
Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom.
The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
~ Louis Brandeis
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
~ Andrew Lack
Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
~George F. Will
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
Get out there and VOTE tomorrow - have your say in ensuring we live in the Canada YOU want! Bring the kids - mine are right into it this year... I can't wait to bring them with me and let the process sink in. If you aren't sure where your polling station is, click here.