…or at least 57%* of us did.
I recently taught a grade six class about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Part of the curriculum focuses on how each right has an accompanying responsibility.
Yes, Canadians have a right to vote. We’re lucky. This is a right many around the world do not have. It is a right many are willing to die for. But with that right to vote comes a responsiblity to vote. That is your duty as a member of this democracy. If you do not vote, you fail to uphold your end of the deal. Without your participation, democracy fails.
A classroom full of twelve year olds understood this perfectly. Did half of Canada miss that lesson?
(*votes are still being counted, that number might change slightly)