Letters

Low voter turnout a sign of satisfied electorate

Re: Tories don't want you to vote (Letters, NewsLeader, Feb. 26)

Mr. Brassington has given the "Fair Elections Act" an—I am sure—unintentional, rousing endorsement!

If his one sample page out of 242 is the worst he could find, the act cannot be as bad as he tries to make it out.

He may also want to take another look at those he relies on for political support. If elections are kept a secret, as he tells us, and they do not vote, it may well be because the Harper government is good for Canada. And perhaps their misery is nowhere near as pronounced as Mr. Brassington imagines.

In fact, they may understand better than he does that you cannot vote yourself into prosperity.

Low voter turnout is a sign of acceptance of the status quo, no matter what the political noisemakers say.

Voters in Ukraine, Syria, Cuba or, if they were just so lucky to have elections in Gaza, do not need massive investments from their respective "Elections Fill-in-the-blank" to get the vote out!

Ziggy Eckardt

Burnaby

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