The driver rolls down his window and asks, “What happened? What’s the hold-up?”
“Terrorists have kidnapped Michael Ignatieff, Gilles Duceppe, Elizabeth May, Prime Minister Harper and Jack Layton. They are asking for a ten million dollar ransom… Otherwise, they are going to douse them with gasoline and set them on fire. We are going from car to car, taking up a collection.”
The driver asks, “On average, how much is everyone giving?”
“About a litre…”
Ba da boom!
All kidding aside, we Canadians are fortunate to have suffrage unlike many countries that have recently fought for or are currently fighting for democray like Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Zimbabwe and Bahrain to name a few. As most of you know, a federal election has been called for Monday May 2, 2011. The lawn signs are starting to pop up everywhere I go now.
You can learn about the issues and follow all the antics at CBC’s Canada Votes 2011 page or their condensed page Election 2011. To find out everything you need to know to vote check out Elections Canada.
Exercise your right and vote!