Democracy is not just a question of having a vote. It consists of
strengthening each citizen’s possibility and capacity to participate
in the deliberations involved in life in society.
My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?
|What do I need to be an Effective Municipal Councillor?|
Sincere desire to make your community better. This should be the main motivation for any form of public service including being a municipal councillor. A willingness to listen to a variety of demands place upon you and your time by individuals and groups in your community.
|Why Should I Vote?|
At a principled level everyone who is eligible to vote should vote. Voting is part of our political freedom and should not be taken lightly particularly since so many Canadians died in defense of our freedoms including the right to vote.