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Peru's presidential candidate Ollanta Humala shows a letter of promises to Peruvians during a news conference in Lima, March 28, 2011. Humala, who is narrowly leading polls, said he would respect the independence of Peru's central bank if elected...

Peru’s presidential candidate Ollanta Humala shows a letter of promises to Peruvians during a news conference in Lima, March 28, 2011. Humala, who is narrowly leading polls, said he would respect the independence of Peru’s central bank if elected…

I met a Peruvian man recently and he told me that there is a saying in Peru ” Every nation gets the Government they deserve”  In other words….if you do or if you don’t vote, you get the government that you deserve –I believe that we need to decide the government we want in our countries,  that is why I vote:) WE DO MATTER AND OUR VOTE DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

TRY THIS SURVEY…IT’S FUN!!! …….JUST CLICK on the”VOTE COMPASS” link in the article below:

Vote Compass (Canada) uncovers your political stripe

Survey pinpoints party closest to your stand on major issues

CBC News

Posted: Mar 26, 2011 2:51 PM ET

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2011 3:36 PM ET

People coming to have embraced a new tool, Vote Compass, to examine where they might lie on the political spectrum and to discover where the parties stand on key issues.

Within hours of its launch Saturday 25,000 people had taken part in the survey — but as of 1 p.m. ET, on Sunday, the number had shot up to more than 160,000.

Developed by a team of 15 top Canadian election researchers and political science scholars, and co-ordinated by the University of Toronto, the survey uses a series of questions to take each person’s political temperature.

The first section involves answering 30 questions on probing issues, and marking on a scale from strongly agree to strongly disagree. The issues include:

  • Should Canada increase its military presence in the Arctic.
  • Should Canada adopt a carbon tax.
  • How much should be done to accommodate religious minorities in Canada.
  • Should the government make it easier for a woman to get an abortion.
  • Should Quebec be formally recognized as a nation in the Constitution.

Vote Compass:

Whose views are most like yours?

Clifton van der Linden, the executive director of Vote Compass, says the 30 statements were carefully crafted by the team over a couple of months. The system has been used in Europe for a decade.

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Voting connects citizens with their political process. It helps choose our leaders (those who share our views or those who may inspire us). The simple act of marking a ballot tells our leaders what we think about decisions that affect our lives, such as how much taxation we think is fair or what issues (such as health care or the environment) we think are most important.

Voting connects us to one another as citizens. By taking part in an election and by expressing our point of view, we help our democracy work. By agreeing or disagreeing with our leaders we show that the political system can accept differing points of view and can resolve them. By not voting, we break the connection between individual Canadians and their community.

Voting helps to safeguard our freedoms. A democratic community can only survive if its citizens see participation in the political process as a duty and a responsibility.

By voting, each citizen participates in a process that might lead to other forms of involvement, such as working for a political party or even running for office.

Why Should I vote?


The truth of the matter is simple:

When you don’t vote, you let others speak for you.

In Ontario, as in the other provinces and territories in Canada, we are fortunate to have fair and democratic methods in place for the selecting of political representation. To not take part in the process or to feel like our opinion doesn’t matter, would be to waste the incredible power that we possess.

The power of a single vote is staggering. It is our right to stand up and be counted. And the way we do that is by casting our ballot.

Start with a bevy of workshops mixed with a hot and spicy youth dialogue; fold in a few great performances. Add a pinch of food, some wine, and there you have it: the perfect recipe to remind everyone that apathy is boring and being active is delicious. Here’s to the success of the Call to Action Montreal 2011. Cheers.
Thanks again to:
Food and Gifts
Les Co’pains d’abord
La petite cuillère


Christopher Webster
Rebecca Lessard
Christelle François
Marie-Claire Lynn
Adam Scotti
Melissa Schembre
Ian Woo

Ethnic group leaders and the mobilization of voter turnout: Evidence from five montreal communities

Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal, Summer, 1999 by Miriam Lapp

Defend Democracy


“When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is frankly when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern.”

Stephen Harper, Canadian Press, April 18, 2005

We agree.

We believe that the Harper Government has lost its moral authority to govern and, as a result, Canadians should use the democratic levers available to them to unseat the Harper Government.

Why unseat? We give a number of the reasons inside this Web site. The links on the left side of every page will lead you to more in-depth content. Please:

  • Journey inside to read more.
  • Discuss the issues with your family, friends and colleagues.
  • Write, call or email your MP to let him or her know what you think about the issues.
  • And, what’s most important, come the next election, vote! Canadian democratic principles and institutions depend on it.

If you agree with the aims of Canadians Defending Democracy, the non-profit organization responsible for the project, please consider donating to help us carry our message forward. You will also find related merchandise in our store. Sales of that merchandise will be used to support our campaign.

~ Vaq

Jazmine Sullivan , Chrisette Michelle, India Arie & Kirk Franklin ” Are You Listening” Live

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