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vote 2831241 1280- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

The candidates' signs are disappearing in the same mysterious way they seemed to appear, and for those of us in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound (BGOS), the almost invisible federal election campaign appears to have changed nothing. Party votes here were all no more than a 6% swing from 2019 totals.

But there were two results of this election which should hold our attention in the months ahead. ...

elections canada ballot box- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

This will be the 15th federal election in which I have voted in the forty-seven years I have been eligible.

That would average an election every 3.1 years – but that's not how a parliamentary system works in real life.

togetherstopcovidRe: Vaccination policies on Council agenda

I live in a country where I have a choice to vaccinate or not without cost.

If I choose to vaccinate, I know from the science that I’m less likely to become seriously ill if I do contract Covid19. I’m less likely to need hospitalization, ICU or ventilator, and that leaves more health care available ...

specialballot- by Pat Steenberg and Frank Barningham

How will I make my voice heard in the next federal election? I want to vote, but cannot support any party.

This is not because all parties are bad, or that none are good; I simply recognize that our first-past-the-post electoral system ensures that all parties – all legislators – behave the same way.

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