Whether we wanted it or not – its here.
The 2021 Canadian Election.
Obviously there is much to be debated, numerous sides to be on, and switch from and revert too.
There probably isn’t any real right answer at the end of the day – just the answer that feels the best at the exact second you put that pencil to paper to mark your X on the ballot.
At the end of the day – there are truly a couple of things that really matter when it comes to this election.
- Educate yourself. There are numerous candidates for a reason. They all have varying platforms, things they set as a precedent over others, and issues that they firmly believe in (or against.) By reading the various political stances and agendas, you can further educate yourself in what party you find yourself most believing in.
- Show up. If you haven’t taken advantage of the early polls or mail in voting – show up and vote. While we will most likely (all) complain about whoever our chosen ‘leader’ ends up being – your opinions hold more clout if you actually did your due diligence as a Canadian citizen and voted for whoever you most wanted to win.
While educating yourself on the candidates and the parties they stand for may seem overwhelming or even daunting – this is the most important and integral step of the entire process.
While voting is important, it is important you’re making the best possible choice that you feel will represent and lead the country in the values and positions that you hold most important.
Understandably the Canadian voting process can be slightly convoluted, the popular vote not always leading to an outright winner. Seats and ridings taking priority over other things. It is still important to read up on your options, and vote strategically.
When it comes down to picking the best political party, it may be hard to find one that fully encompasses everything you believe in and stand for.
In fact, at the end of the day it may work out best for some of us if we could pull a little bit from each party and make something that best fits our own individual needs.
Unfortunately we need to work together to find something – and someone – that suits the needs best of our country as a whole.
One way to look at it is, when taking public transportation – we often can’t get to our exact destination using the road map that is supplied by the source of our transit.
Instead, we educate ourselves – we look at all of the options available to us.
Street cars, subways, buses and what have you.
We look at the routes and options available.
Noticeably the options most likely won’t lead you directly to where you plan to go.
However you don’t give up.
You don’t just ‘not show up’ because you have to do a bit of the leg work in the end yourself.
Instead you evaluate the options available and choose the one that gets you the closest to where you want to be.
You may have a couple extra steps in the end, but had you picked another option – you may have a lot further to go.
In the end – you show up.
Whether its transit, your intended destination, or an election – its important to know what you want, and make decisions that best suit you, your family, and those you love.
Well this may or may not be the best time for an election – we don’t get a say in this matter.
What we do have a say in is what happens next.
Be part of what happens next and get out there and mark those ballots.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Prot
ection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.
Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.