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Friday, October 05, 2007

A Thanksgiving Message

Well folks, the long Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. As always, this is a time for people to get together with family and friends, share in some good times and give thanks for the blessings of the past year. This time around it also affords many of us with a few days to ourselves, away from the hustle and bustle of the work week, to consider our political future.

Immediatly on the heals of this weekend we'll be heading to the polls to pick the party and the premier that will manage our province and our future for the next four years. No doubt there will be a lot of last minute campaigning by all parties between now and Tuesday and with that a lot of issues to discuss and consider.

I believe at this point in time we should all try to step back, absorb what has been discussed in the campaign, give some thought to the candidates and reflect on our hopes for the province going forward, without arm chair analysts like myself playing a part in the process.

With this in mind, unless some major event takes place, I won't be posting to Web Talk until after the election is complete. Before signing off though I'd like to ask everyone to do a couple of things over the next few days.

First and formost, if you are fortunte enough to have familiy and friends around please spend some time with them and appreciate how lucky you are. Also, take a few minutes to reflect on others less fortunate who do not have things as good. Perhaps even make some small gesture to improve the life of a less fortunate individual. You'll feel a lot better in doing so.

Finally, on the political side of things, no matter which candidate you support, make sure you go out to the polls on Tuesday. Make sure you understand the positions of the various parties on issues of importance to you and vote accordingly.

At the end of the day your candidate may or may not win, but at least you will have done your best. Besides, imagine how you'll feel the next day if you don't get out and your preferred candidate loses by a single vote.

Remember, as with any election there will be winners and losers, but if you abandon your voting franchise everyone loses.

Have a great weekend and I'll be back after the election.


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