Today is a very special day in Canada. It's Election Day!
Let's be honest. When I turned 18 I was happier about the fact I could vote than the fact I could buy alcohol - and I love wine.
So, to my Canadian friends... I'm not going to tell you what to vote. You know what you want for your country. But please, please, for the sake of democracy, take twenty minutes of your day and vote.
Think about it. There are people dying these days in Lybia and elsewhere in the Middle East for a chance at democracy. We're lucky here. We can choose. It might not seem to make a big difference in our day-to-day life, but it does. And in a year, two years, ten years, the difference will be bigger.
Look at Canada today. Look at it five to six years ago. Try to tell me we haven't changed (whether you think it's a good or a bad change). We have.
It started with a piece of paper in a cardboard box.
If you don't know what to vote, because you haven't been following, I have to handy sites to help you out. CBC has a vote compass. It's a collection of questions on important political matters (30, I think) and at the end, it places the five political parties around you.
If all you know is that you don't want to vote conservatives, you can also enter your postal code in ProjectDemocracy. It will tell you, judging from the latest poll, what the best strategic vote is. (So I guess this isn't quite neutral from me. Oops.)
Do something for your country. Speak up. Vote.