Friday, October 22, 2010


If you haven't voted in either Melancthon OR Mulmur yet, it is not too late to do so.

It IS too late to mail it, so you must drop your ballot off at the municipal office on Monday up until 8:00 p.m.

In Melancthon, due to provincial rules and the number of ballot boxes to be counted, the entire municipal office will be designated as a polling location and will be off limits to everyone except staff and scrutineers and or candidates (one per ballot box) until after the ballots have been counted.

And here comes the sermon.....or broken record, you decide..

It is your democratic right and arguably your responsibility to vote.

If that doesn't do it for you, think about this:

A municipal government is the closest level of government to the public and the decisions they make impact you most directly and immediately.

Example: If Harper implements a foreign policy, it can take years, if ever to trickle down to impact your life.

BUT if your road doesn't get ploughed it impacts you immediately!!

PLUS, just try calling Harper on the phone at 10 o'clock at night to yell at him about something. More than 2 calls like that and you will probably have a little visit from the police, asking some polite but pointed questions.

But I bet no matter what time you call a local politician they take your call.

And I am going on the record here (and not the broken one) to say that Melancthon politicians do NOT get paid enough. That is one thing that needs to be rectified, no matter who gets in.

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